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Infographic: How the Norman conquest led to the de-bonging of Big Ben

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At 12 noon on Monday 21st August 2017, Big Ben – the 161-year-old Great Bell inside the UK Parliament’s iconic clock tower – chimed its last before being taken out of commission for four years. As MPs wept patriotic tears outside the Palace of Westminster, we asked what could have led to this most egregious state of affairs? The answer, as our ‘Butterfly effect’ infographic from DG #28 illustrates, is 1066 and all that…

This infographic was published in DG#28. Pick up a copy in our online shop or take out an annual subscription using the promotion code ‘SLOWNEWSDAY’ for 10 percent off.

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