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Volume: 36 Issue: 8

Contents of History Today, August 1986

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The hazards of medieval pregnancy were met by attitudes that were a curious mixture of folklore, obstetrics, religion and common sense.

'Lead them to a habit of reflection and observation for themselves...' – J.H. Burns argues that a handbook for teachers written by a north-country schoolmistress...

An overview of Kedleston Hall, as the National Trust launch an appeal for money to restore the property which was once the home of Viscount Curzon.

Marc Raeff reflects on the history of Russia as a great power during the eighteenth century

Mira Bar-Hillel investigates the increasing number of archaeological items being exported out of Britain.

Civil War in England brought destruction and damage in town and country far more akin to continental warfare than has often been supposed.

Paul Dukes sets the scene for a series of articles on the rise of Russia from the seventeenth century.

Jeremy Black looks at the establishment of Russian hegemony in Eastern Europe and beyond.

Ann Hills talks about the development of a Scapa flow centre to commemorate the use one of the greatest harbours from the Napoleonic Wars to the end of the Second...

Robert Thorpe accounts for the development of Glasgow since the nineteenth century.

Peter Stansky takes a look at the increasing number of houses either privately owned or owned by the National Trust being opened to the public.

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