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Volume: 42 Issue: 12

Contents of History Today, December 1992

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John Clark looks for lessons from the Victorians' 'beetle-mania'

Nigel Saul looks at the two-way traffic between medieval Britain and the Continent

What was it like for the women and children on the wagon trains on the epic treks across mid-19th-century America? Elliott West draws on diaries and letters in this...

Hark the herald angels sing ... but they have also been a great deal more throughout history than just the key participants in the Christmas story. Enid Gauldie takes...

Ann Hills discusses controversial spending plans for Irish heritage

Queen Victoria inherited the 'Buckingham House' from her uncle, William IV, in 1837. She was eighteen years old. Patricia Wright looks at the chequered origins and...

When did a gentleman become a gentleman? Penny Corfield looks at the curious odyssey of the species from Tudor times onwards.

Did the nature of war change states and societies in Europe between 1500 and 1750 or vice versa? David Parrott looks at the state of play in one of history's most...

An entente cordiale transformed into a lasting bond after the war to end all wars - but it was not to be. Antony Lentin looks at who duped whom in the manoeuvrings...


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