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Behind The Reputation

Updated Tuesday, 19 December 2023
In this interactive, you’ll uncover the real people behind the icons. Does the reality of the life of Van Gogh, Queen Elizabeth I and Charles Dickens match up with their reputation?

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We come to know famous figures and historical icons through their reputations. But who are they really? What are they like behind their reputation? It’s time to find out...

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Icons of Vincent van Gogh, Queen Elizabeth 1 and Charles Dickens. Click the image above to launch the interactive

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