Londoners hated the French long before Brexit

Xenophobia in London is nothing new as Londoners hated the French two hundred years ago as Tony McMahon discovers

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Did aliens from outer space civilise us?

When I was a kid back in the 1970s, I devoured a hugely popular book by the Swiss author Erich von Däniken called Chariots of the Gods. You may have read it too. His contention was that ancient monuments, carvings and stories clearly evidenced the presence of alien beings amongst us in ancient history. One…