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Toy soldiers: models created by William Siborne

Waterloo bicentenary: A miniature re-creation of the battle that Wellington never wanted made is being restored to mark the 200th anniversary

The Duke felt impertinent model-maker William Siborne was 'prying' into his victories

Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Objects: London's first pillar box

The revolution in our postal service was largely down to Anthony Trollope

Royal flush: (clockwise from top left) Alfred the Great, Richard I, Henry V, Edward I

The medieval kings to remember - and what they tell us about Michael Gove

It's alleged that Michael Gove compiled a list of those English medieval kings that he wanted children to study. But which would have been on it? Simon Usborne picks claimants who might appeal to an opinionated young fogey
This photo provided by the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) shows the facade of the so-called 'Talpiot Tomb', where some believe Jesus of Nazareth and his family were buried

The lost tomb of Jesus? Scientist claims he has 'virtually unequivocal evidence' that could help explain the whereabouts of Christ's remains

Evidence also points to Jesus having married and had a son, geologist says – but his findings are likely to prove controversial

Arnold Schwarzenegger joined the group attacking rightwing policies on the environment

Terminator hits out at fellow republicans over anti-gay law in Indiana

Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger slams colleagues who choose ‘politics of division’ after legislation sparks backlash

The last duchess: Katherine Willoughby in 1548

The woman who nearly married Henry VIII: Book claims the king almost took a seventh wife

Author David Baldwin believes the king decided not to marry Katherine Willoughby because she was too fiery. Here, he describes the remarkable woman who almost changed history

City of dust: visitors to an exhibition in Dresden study a 360-degree panorama of
the city after the Allied raids in February 1945

Dresden bombing 70 years on: A survivor recalls the horror he witnessed in the German city

British rifleman Victor Gregg was being held as a PoW by the Germans in Dresden when the Allies bombed the city in 1945. He witnessed unimaginable carnage that brought him decades of mental turmoil. This is his eyewitness account of the firestorm he left behind

A far-right Pegida rally outside the Frauenkirche church in Dresden – their protests have attracted crowds of up to 25,000 people

Dresden Armageddon 70 years on: the shadow of extremism hangs over the birthplace of the Pegida - a city once devastated by Allied bombing during WWII

As the anniversary of the raids is commemorated on Friday, Tony Paterson looks at how resentment still lingers, providing fertile soil for far-right and anti-Muslim groups such as Pegida

The Margherita is regarded as the authentic Naples pizza

Pizza did not originate in Naples, claims food historian

Giuseppe Nocca says church records from the Dark Ages in Gaeta, Lazio, are the earliest reference to the classic Italian dish

Lady Butler’s painting Scotland Forever! – the Greys actually advanced at the trot because of the broken ground (Alamy)

Battle of Waterloo bicentenary: Scots Greys to charge again in re-enactment to mark anniversary of Napoleon's final defeat

Two centuries after the battle in Belgium, one of Britain's most famous regiments is reforming

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin feeds a horse during his vacation in the Republic of Tyva, Russia, in August 2009

Joseph Stalin's grandson says 'brainless show-off' Vladimir Putin should learn from Soviet-era tyrant's example

Yevgeny Dzhugashvili took a Russian newspaper to the European Court of Human Rights over an article calling his grandfather a 'bloodthirsty cannibal' – and lost

Minister David Livingstone believed religion and trade would civilise Africa

Dr Livingstone's Zambezi expedition would have failed without the intervention of an overlooked African king

New academic paper claims Scottish missionary was 'entirely dependent' on the 19-year-old ruler of the Kololo people

Margaret Aston: Historian who illuminated the study of religious life in England between the late Middle Ages and the Civil War

She was an authority on the role played by images and printing in changes to religious belief

A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas in Ferguson

Ferguson decision: What is tear gas and what does it do to your body?

Tear gas was recently used to disperse crowds in Ferguson, Missouri

George Hackney, pictured in Poulainville, Picardy, Northern France

Previously unseen WW1 moments revealed in photographs by soldier George Hackney

Experts believe hundreds more photos by Hackney could yet emerge

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Lou Reed distorted the truth about his upbringing, and since his death in 2013, biographers and memoirists have added to the myths
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Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

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Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace