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Volume: 30 Issue: 4

Contents of History Today, April 1980

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After the French Revolution, the colony of Guadeloupe experienced many upheavals and was, for much of the time, virtually independent. Nevertheless it kept the...

Vietnam's present-day expansionism in Indo-China is not a recent phenomenon but has roots in its pre-colonial past argues Milton Osborne.

A study of Lenin by D.A. Longley which questions the usual criteria by which the great Soviet leader's influence and legacy are judged.

Ronald Hutton shows how historians' perceptions of the legendary figure have changed over recent times.

St. George then looking around about The fiery dragon soon espy'd, And like a knight of courage stout, Against him did most fiercely ride... And thus within the...

One of the best-known commemorative monuments in London, the Albert Memorial took over fourteen years to plan and complete. An article by B.G. Grant-Uden.

At first the English withstood the Norman attack of 1066. But soon they succumbed to the invaders, as did their virile language of record. An article by H.R. Loyn...

Anne Roberts explores the incidence of plague in England from 1348 to 1679.

With this article Dr. J.K. Elliott concludes his series on the role of historical fact and prophetic tradition in the accounts of the life of Christ as recorded in...

Paul Lay reviews two works on German history.

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