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 Poitiers - battle in AD 732
  - battle in 1356
  - de Vere in command of archers
  - tour through time
  - and Roman Catholicism
  - and Jews in the 14th century
  - and Enigma in the 1930s
 Polanie tribe - and Poland
 Polaris - navigation by pole star
 Pole, Reginald - death of brother and mother
  - in England from 1554
  - brief biography
 Polesden Lacey, Surrey
 pole star - as navigational aid
 police (in Britain)
 poliomyelitis - history of the disease
 polis - the Greek city-state
 Polisario - in the Western Sahara
 Polish corridor - in the 1930s
 Polish Succession - war of 1733-8
 Political Discourses - by Hume
 political parties (in Britain)
 Political Register - and William Cobbett
 Politics - by Aristotle
 Polk, James - and the annexation of Texas
  - and the Mexican War
 Poll, Hermann - and the harpsichord
 Pollock's Toy Museum - toy theatre
 Pollok House - art collection in Glasgow
 poll tax - paid by non-Muslims
  - in England in 1380-81
  - in Britain in 1989
  - brief account
 polo - origins of game
  - on Maidan-i-Shah in Isfahan
  - and Cipango
  - and Muslims in Sumatra
  - and Temple of Heaven in Peking
  - and the Chinese junk
  - on paper currency
 Polo, Niccolo and Matteo - their journey
 Polonnaruwa - Buddhist centre
 Polovtsy - and Kiev
 Poltava - battle in 1709
 Polybus - On the Nature of Man
 polygamy - and the Mormons
 Polynesia - first settlement
 polyphony - in medieval music
 Pombal, marquis of - chief minister
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