An opinion piece said that the Bank of England would be angry about a possible increase in the stamp duty, when a cut was intended (“It’s a conservative ploy. Why hasn’t Sunak reduced the stamp duty?” June 5, p55).
An article stated that a portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, “records her reign as Queen of Scots from 1542 to 1587”; Mary lived until 1587 but was forced to abdicate in 1567 (Power, prestige, and pearls exhibited at a rare gathering of queens of our islands, June 5, p4).
In a column on the Parthenon marbles, references to Byron’s Curse of Minerva caused the eponymous goddess to mistakenly become “Medusa” in the second mention (Why shouldn’t the Greeks get their marbles back? that we lost ours a long time ago, on May 29). , p43).
One travel feature mistakenly located the Beach at Bude Hotel on the north coast of Devon; is located in North Cornwall (Sea View Rooms, June 5, Magazine, p33).
Other recently modified articles include:
Civil service cuts will leave Whitehall unable to cope with the Brexit workload
EasyJet diverted my flight and then refused to pay my taxi bill
“We want a queen to be like a father”: observant writers during the decades of the monarch’s reign
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