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Volume: 39 Issue: 2

Contents of History Today, February 1989

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Was Bruce as patriotic or as harmonious in his relationship with Wallace as the view of historical romance has handed down? Andrew Fisher investigates the meaning...

There is nothing new in the practice of terrorism through hostage taking. Gregor Dallas traces its roots to the events in Paris during the Spring of 1871 when the...

Commentators have tended to play down the importance of London as a business and industrial centre since 1500, argues Theo Barker, and in the process have...

Michael Dillon looks at the little-known and less appreciated activities of a trader class that provided a solid base for the prosperity the Ming and Qing Chinese...

Alan Thomas takes a look Samuel Plimsoll, the nineteenth century reformer who left his mark on ships all over the world.

Yuri Afanasyev, one of the leading popular advocates of the revaluation of domestic and world history in the Soviet Union, takes his argument further, in an...

‘God’s work more than ours’. In the first of three articles looking at the image of professional women at work, Anne Summers considers the tension between spiritual...

Tony Aldous examines the restoration of Morecambe’s winter gardens.

Rosemary Burton observes new plans for museums.

Peter Beck looks back on the importance of Argentina's history.


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