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Volume: 36 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 1986

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'My country, right or wrong' – but which country? The dilemmas of allegiance posed for Americans by the outbreak of war between the colonies and the British Crown...

A look into the largest ever archaeological exhibition at the British Museum.

Tony Aldous observes the Newham based Passmore Edwards Museum which tells part of the story of the Great eastern railways.

Was the murder of the Count of Flanders by his own vassals divine retribution for past errors, or simply another stage in the development of a state? The chronicle of...

‘Have the authors of a two-penny weekly journal, a right to make a national inquiry'? 18th-century governments thought not and neither did the newspapers’ readers...

James Graham-Campbell looks at the persisting image of the Vikings as pagan raiders striking at isolated Christian settlements. But is this the whole truth? And...

A reflection on the beginnings of the motor car industry by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.

Susan Bayly looks into an Indian Museum in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

A look into a building designed by an early American architect situated in Hammerwood Park near East Grinstead in Sussex.

David Stevenson takes a look back on the treaty that ended the First World War.

Ann Hills investigates National Trust properties in Ireland being singled out for new development plans.

Richard Normington looks into the popularity of Wargames.

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