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Charles Freeman

Charles Freeman is a freelance academic historian with wide interests in the history of European culture and thought. He holds a Master’s Degree in African History and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, a Diploma in Education from Cambridge with Distinctions in the Psychology of Education and the Teaching of History and a further Master’s Degree in Applied Research in Education from the University of East Anglia. His volumes on Egypt, Greece and Rome, Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean, (Oxford University Press, now in its third edition) are widely used as an introductory text and have sold over 80,000 copies. He is an elected member of the Editorial Board of the Blue Guides as Historical Consultant and has written the historical introductions to several volumes of the new editions including Rome, Florence, Venice and Mainland Greece and has also been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.He has taught Ancient History for Cambridge University’s Extramural programme and in recent years has developed a study tour programme of the Mediterranean.


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Winter's coming and the Brexit emperor still has got no clothes.

In Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Emperor and his New Clothes, two weavers appear to be at work creating a set of sumptuous new clothes for the emperor.

‘The will of the people’(and their patience) may not last for ever.

Hands up those who would be relieved if we binned Brexit and stayed in the EU.

Exit Brexit- otherwise it will be lose-lose for everyone, UK and EU citizens alike.

Theresa May makes a big play for secrecy over her forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

All aboard the Brexit bobsleigh!

No experience needed but no stopping once you are on your way!  The four ‘man’ bobsleigh Brexit team is now complete.

Sixty Shades of Brexit.

I have never read Fifty Shades of Grey but the sequel, Sixty Shades of Brexit, appears to contain as many banalities and improbable physical contortions.

Will public opinion destroy the Brexit plans?

By now there are the first signs of public impatience with the Brexiteers.

Brexit and the role of public opinion

I am among the large majority who say that the result of EU referendum should not be ignored.

Why an anti-Brexit petition to Parliament might not be as futile as it seems.

On the Parliamentary Petitions website, the leading petition, by many hundreds of thousands of signatures, is one calling for a second referendum.

Brexit: Will the second time around be better than the first?

Two or three times a month I pass through the village of Stonham Aspal in central Suffolk.
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