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Volume: 41 Issue: 4

Contents of History Today, April 1991

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Dame Veronica Wedgwood turns to one of the great set pieces of English history – Charles I's January 1642 attempts to settle his differences with Parliament by the...

Robin Bruce Lockhart, 'midwife's assistant' at the birth of History Today, contributes some personal recollections of the magazine's mercurial and larger-...

Arthur Marwick takes a sweeping look at the society and culture into which History Today was born.

David Day argues that deft footwork, personal PR and skilful use of both patronage and rhetoric were key elements in sustaining Britain's wartime PM in a position...

This special issue of History Today, marking forty years of publication of the magazine, is an attempt to reflect as many facets of its character and appeal as it is...

Akbar Ahmed offers the most timely review of how history and stereotype have often combined to make Western Orientalism a hindrance rather than a help in mutual...

The dramatic uphevals of 1989-90 in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union combined with the controversial thesis that these and other events presaged 'the...

Never-never land? Marina Warner delves into the world of fairy stories to discover a historical context of family discord and feminine assertiveness in the...

The links of sentiment and interest between Britain and the United States, though frequently subject to prophesies of continental drift, remain tenacious. Esmond...

Michael Foot celebrates the 150th anniversary of the London Library with a tribute to its founder, Thomas Carlyle.


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