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What we can learn from re-writing the past

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Europe’s Islamic golden age

BY Justin Marozzi / 6 mins

Alaska could have ended history

BY Daniel Kalder / 6 mins

History began with a counterfactual

BY Tom Holland / 6 mins

What if Magna Carta had died (in vain)?

BY Polly Mackenzie / 5 mins

Did the French Revolution cause Nazism?

BY John Lewis-Stempel / 4 mins

What if the feminists had won?

BY Mary Harrington / 6 mins

Imagine a world without the USA…

BY James Kirkup / 6 mins

The glorious reign of King Henry IX

BY Suzannah Lipscomb / 5 mins

The greatest stories never told

BY Peter Franklin / 7 mins