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A brief history of rebellious ‘spares’

The Ottoman sultans regularly had their brothers strangled within hours of acceding to the throne

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The many uses of frankincense and myrrh

The label of an upmarket toothpaste will often reveal that it contains myrrh

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We should build more memorials to controversial people

Monuments are not all about glory or approval

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