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Volume: 41 Issue: 8

Contents of History Today, August 1991

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Jeremy Black takes a fresh look at the career and reputation of the 'great outsider' of Hanoverian Britain.

John Roberts finds nationalism a better bet than the idylls of Marx for the longue duree of historical understanding.

Roger Knight looks at the National Maritime Museum's acquistion of the papers of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.

Edward Acton looks to the Tsarist ancien regime of the 19th century to set the scene for a historical understanding of Russia that does not throw out the baby with...

Columbus braved superstition and ignorance by sailing across the Atlantic when his contemporaries thought he would fall off the edge. So runs the legend, but...

Keith Nurse describes important Iron Age finds in Norfolk on display at the British Museum

Richard Vinen compares and contrasts the corner shop visions of British Thatcherism and French Poujadism.

James Driver gains an insight into current food controversies from the Victorians.

Richard Cavendish on the 60th anniversary of the National Trust for Scotland.

Marjorie Morgan discovers the origins of the image-making of modern marketeers and admen in the upwardly mobile world of 19th-century English society.

Peter Wiseman reconstructs the splendour and intrigue of Imperial Rome

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