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Volume: 41 Issue: 2

Contents of History Today, February 1991

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Geoffrey Clarke on netting the Poll Tax in Hastings.

Tony Aldous examines the tensions over digging and conserving in historic town centres such as Lincoln.

Until the late 18th century, few criminal defendants thought it worthwhile to engage a lawyer on their behalf; but in the 1780s things suddenly changed. John Beattie...

Mira Bar-Hillel on plans to rebuild Poland's Elizabethan theatre.

David Birmingham draws on the private papers of an 18th-century Swiss cheese farmer to recreate a world whose business sophistication and economic arrangements cut...

Douglas Johnson examines the powerful hold Les Invalides exercises over France's historical mythology.

Anne Hills on shutting up shop at Spitalfields.

Ann Hughes continues our articles on the Civil War period by investigating the controversies in public debate and the printed word that fuelled religious arguments...

Andrew Boyd tells the story of the ill-fated mission of a papal nuncio whose blundering zeal doomed the hopes of Irish Catholics of profiting from the civil war...

Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart had a distinguished career as a diplomat, writer and director-general of Churchill's Political Warfare Executive during the Second World...

John Crowfoot considers the role flags and anthems have played in defining Soviet and Russian identities, past and present.

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