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Volume: 37 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 1987

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Personal persuasion and the hope of maintaining a Scottish identity encouraged emigrants to a better life in 1870s Canada - but their experiences on arrival were...

Paul Dukes takes a look back on the Russian Revolution.

Rebel without a cause? Paul Cartledge probes whether the chequered career of one of fifth-century Athens' most famous sons reveals more about conflicting codes of...

Questions are raised about the death of men in John Franklin’s 1845 Arctic expedition.

The spectacular defection of France's principal naval base to the British should be seen less as a master-stroke by forces of reaction and more as the anguished...

Conrad Russell examines the evil reputation attached to the poll tax.

David Starkey looks at what impresses the contemporary visitor to Henry VIII's palaces

What did the Pilgrim Fathers and other settlers write to the Old Country about? In a new study of their transatlantic correspondence, we find close connections...

Sarah Jane Evans investigates an array of events as the British Australia Bicentennial approaches.

Ann Hills investigates the development of Mingulay a speck of Island at the southern tip of the Western Isles

Chris Durston records how the monstrous and the supernatural were seized on by political and religious factions in seventeenth century England as signs of judgment...

Crispin Robinson looks into one of Sir John Soanes restoration of of Pitschanger Manor.

Annette Bingham reports on an environmental project in Sri Lanka.

'Revisionism' has now become a historian's catch-phrase. Long-cherished interpretations of upheavals in British and European history have been re-examined. In this...


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