The Pet Shop Boys paradox

Lynsey Hanley on the Pet Shop Boys and how a music duo that has always refused to play the pop game just keeps winning; The TLS’s history editor David Horspool talks us through a selection of articles on medieval history, including a compelling account of Henry III, a pious and peculiar king, who, against the odds, reigned for more than half a century 

‘Pet Shop Boys, Literally’ and ‘Pet Shop Boys Versus America’, both by Chris Heath 

Blood Royal: Dynastic politics in medieval Europe by Robert Bartlett 

Henry III 1207–1258: The rise to power and personal rule by David Carpenter 

Westminster Abbey: A church in history, edited by David Cannadine


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