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Very Superstitious

To mark Friday the thirteenth, historian Dr Peter Maxwell-Stuart provides us with an insight into superstition and the history behind the phrase ‘unlucky for some’. Is it really rational behaviour or just a trick of…

Versaille… and St Andrews

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV’s death in 1715, the French television channel Canal Plus commissioned ‘Versailles‘, a ten-part drama on the Sun King and the great palace with which he is most…