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Volume: 37 Issue: 12

Contents of History Today, December 1987

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Ian Bradley examines the driving forces behind the crofters' attacks on the deer forests of Skye and Lewis.

Christmas is a time for children... an adage the Middle Ages took literally by promoting choir boys into bishops at ceremonies linked to the festive season.

Penelope Johnston takes a look back on the dinosaur age.

The first of the Romantic historians or a disgruntled propagandist of counter-revolution? Jeremy Black investigates how far Edmund Burke was a child of his times and...

One of history's little ironies - a period piece of First World War propaganda from a curious source which rebounded on its author.

Ann Hills examines new National Trust properties in South Wales.

Anne Laurence examines the history of Irish studies.

The controversy caused by the role of British police in recent industrial disputes has its counterpart in the troubled years before and after the First World War.

Tony Aldous takes a look at a replica 1930s store in Blackheath Village, south London.

70 years ago the massed tank battle of Cambrai ushered in the transformation of the mythology, imagery and practice of conventional land warfare.


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