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Volume: 37 Issue: 2

Contents of History Today, February 1987

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The unlikely setting of the East London suburb of Walthamstow was a centre for the infant British cinema industry at the turn of the century. Margaret O'Brien and...

Penelope Corfield finds that economic progress and new self-awareness in language and gesture disturbed the tranquility of the ‘Age of Elegance'.

'Beyond the pale' - the imperialists' vision of the Irish as ignoble savages originated in the attitudes and writings of medieval Englishmen.

Service to the Crown might bring hereditary office and a title for the upwardly mobile of Louis X/V's France, but not acceptance by the traditional 'aristocracy of...

Mildred Budny reviews a book on Anglo-Saxon England.

Felix Barker keeps an open mind about speculation on the burial place of King Arthur.

Keith M. Brown assesses the life, death and legacy of Mary Stewart

'Trade follows the flag' is a truism of imperial expansion but in the 1680s it was the other way round, as East India Company entrepreneurs made an ambitious and...

Nigel Llewellyn studies a title on the art of early-modern Spain.

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