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Peter Conrad reviews Joel Coen's 'spectral' adaptation of Macbeth.
From the archive: Kenneth Rose on the life of Princess Alice of Battenberg
'The trick of a successful mercenary ... was somehow to get on almost as well with your enemies as your allies, since those two positions could be reversed at dizzying speed.'
Sarah Dunant on the life of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino.