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In the November issue of History Today

The Shroud of Turin, Joan of Arc's 'visions' and the invention of Total War.

Did Britain Fail Hong Kong?

Could Britain have done more in the years leading up to 1997 to ensure Hong Kong's freedoms?

Mirror Year: How Old Are You Really?

Chris Lowry puts a lifetime into historical perspective.

Our New Office

A few pictures of our suitably historic new abode.

Photography in Museums: The Eyes Have It

Paul Lay reflects on the fashion for taking photographs in museums and galleries.

Scotland's Referendum: Home Rule All Round?

Before discussing the possibility of Home Rule, Britain needs to get its 'House' in order, argues Naomi Lloyd-Jones.

In Good Company: Re-evaluating the legacy of the East India Company

How one company opened an entire sub-continent to economic and political development, with huge ramifications for India, Britain, and the world.

Johnson and Boswell in Africa

The time travellers explore the African interior with Burton and Speke.

In The Magazine

The Regicides in America

On the Restoration, Charles II pardoned the many supporters of Cromwell’s Protectorate, with the exception of those directly involved in the execution of his father. These men now found their lives to be at great risk and several fled the country, as Charles Spencer explains.

In Focus: Titanic's Sisters

Roger Hudson visits the Belfast shipyard in 1911, where the Titanic and her sister ships, Britannic and Olympic were constructed.

Warsaw’s Child of Freedom

Hanna Czarnocka, an octogenarian now living in London, recalls her part in one of the most courageous resistance actions of the Second World War.

Poirot or Scheherazade?

Are historians inevitably faced with a choice between academic analysis or popular narrative, or should they aim to master both skills, asks Suzannah Lipscomb.

Look Beyond a Lifespan

History should be a guide to public life. But it can only be so if more academic historians embrace a long-term perspective.


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