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History Revealed - - CONTENTS - Set by Richard Smyth

ACROSS

1 Robert ___ (d.1605), leader of the Gun­pow­der Plot (7) 5 In Greek myth, the el­dest of the Three Fates (7) 9 Louisa May Al­cott novel, writ­ten in 1871 (6,3) 10 ‘Lit­tle Or­phan’ girl cre­ated in 1924 by Amer­i­can car­toon­ist Harold Gray (5) 11 Ship­ping haz­ard, the un­do­ing of RMS Ti­tanic on its 1912 maiden voy­age (7) 12 Jack ___ (1931–82), US as­tro­naut por­trayed by Kevin Ba­con in the film Apollo 13 (7) 13 Leader of a slave re­volt against the Ro­man Em­pire (9) 15 David Ivon ___ (b.1957), Eng­land cricket cap­tain dur­ing the 1980s (5) 17 Florence-born au­thor of

The Divine Com­edy (5) 19 1934 his­tor­i­cal novel by Robert Graves (1,8)

22 Sher­man, MacArthur or Pat­ton, for ex­am­ple (7)

25 ___ Rev­o­lu­tion, 1932 coup in what is now Thai­land (7)

26 By­name of Eva Perón (1919–1952) (5)

27 Manch­ester dis­trict, home to a ma­jor city work­house built in 1855 (9)

28 US west-coast city founded in 1851 by the Denny Party (7)

29 Par­ish in east Birm­ing­ham, where Blakesley Hall (built 1590) stands (7)

DOWN

1 An­ders ___ (1701–44), Swedish sci­en­tist who in­vented a tem­per­a­ture scale (7)

2 Me­dieval build­ing used to store farm­ers’ pay­ments made to the Church (5,4)

3 A ‘bulge’ in a bat­tle line, such as that at Ypres dur­ing World War I (7)

4 Ja­panese city on the is­land of Hon­shu, fa­mous for its five­storey pagoda (9)

5 The Eve Of St ___, 1819 poem by English Ro­man­tic John Keats (5)

6 Town in Berk­shire, site of a 1688 bat­tle (7)

7 Mike ___ (b.1959), Repub­li­can gover­nor of In­di­ana from 2013 to 2017 (5)

8 The leg­endary loud-voiced her­ald of the Greek army in the Tro­jan War (7)

14 Mar­quess of ___, ti­tle held by Robert Gas­coyne-Ce­cil (1830–1903), who served as Prime Min­is­ter three times (9)

16 His­toric West­min­ster thor­ough­fare, as­so­ci­ated with the civil ser­vice (9)

17 Fol­low­ers of 17th-cen­tury rad­i­cal Ger­rard Win­stan­ley (7)

18 Amelia ___ (b.1897), US avi­a­tor who dis­ap­peared in 1937 (7)

20 City in In­dia, for­mer cap­i­tal of the Me­war king­dom (7) 21 Mary ___ (1797–1851), au­thor

of Franken­stein (7) 23 Cur­rency of Nige­ria, in­tro­duced in 1973 (5)

24 John ___ (1632–1704), English philoso­pher and ‘Fa­ther of Lib­er­al­ism’ (5)

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