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Volume: 32 Issue: 2

Contents of History Today, February 1982

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An inspiring leader during the dark days of war, Winston Churchill was losing popularity with the Conservative defeat of the post war years. But despite growing...

Constantine Gerakis, c 1648-88, better known as Phaulkon, was an exemplar of Europe's burgeoning influence in Asia in the seventeenth century. He played the role...

Peter Burke on the historian Frances Yates's career.

Juries are generally believed to be the collective voice of free-born Englishmen, but in the aftermath of Civil War the system was at the centre of debate about the...

A short editorial by Michael Trend

Maiden Castle, an enormous earthwork two miles from Dorchester, Dorset, dominates the local landscape. The hill-top site, explains William Seymour, shows traces of...

Margaret Spufford examines popular fiction in 17th-century England.

Roy Porter on the European concept of Enlightenment.

From 1858 until 1945, explains Frances Stewart, the Andaman Islands served as a penal colony for the British Empire. The islands were also valued for their good...


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