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Volume: 36 Issue: 9

Contents of History Today, September 1986

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Peter Biller looks at the restoration of one of England's finest remaining early town halls.

Andrew Selkirk discusses the changing face of Pre-Conquest Britain.

Dennis Mills examines the importance of census enumerators' books.

Philip Mansel looks at the commemorations surrounding the 250th anniversary of the death of a Habsburg monarch.

A slave-state where despotic superstition ruled - Herberstein's vision of sixteenth-century Russia set the agenda for future European attitudes.

'You are what you eat' was as relevant an observation for the ancients as for more modern thinkers, argues Helen King

Gibbon may have been a man of his time but he was also master of his craft in deploying facts to show history (through the medium of the Roman Empire) as self-...

Not just 'the Comet man' - Halley's achievements as a polymath testify to the breadth and vigour of English scientific enquiry and experiment in the years after...

'They do this for their Christian faith and for the saving of souls' – as Russians travelled west, they began to notice moral divides between the countries they...

Mike Curtis uncovers the work of museums and archaeological groups in the West of England.

Bruce Collins assesses various wars of national liberation and role of guerrillas throughout the world.

Mike Curtis explroes an important collection of papers from the Cavendish-Bentinck family, Dukes of Portland.

Early Russian architects adopted and adapted foreign influences to suit their native styles, but the late seventeenth century saw this trend reversed and western...


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