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Volume: 42 Issue: 2

Contents of History Today, February 1992

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John MacKenzie on the role and future of Commonwealth House

Margaret Ballard considers the research of the Brewery History Society

Louis XII came to the throne in 1498 and ruled France for sixteen years. According to Howell Lloyd, he was a 'ruler in transition': images of Louis XII elevated...

Kenneth Asch on Prague's memento to the great composer

Leonore Davidoff on how women's history has been interwoven with debates on society and identity and its prospects for durability.

Michel Petheram assesses the importance and reliability of a courtier whose 'memoires' offer graphic vignettes of the last days of Louis XIV.

Mia Rodriguez-Salgado goes in search of an idea that has puzzled people from Charlemagne to Adenauer.

A ruler in transition - Howell Lloyd looks at the icons of power that masked the face of French kingship around 1500.

Dorothy Thompson looks at the impact of revisionism and triumphalism on tales of solidarity and struggle from the society of the Industrial Revolution.

Peter Burke looks at how images and the image-makers made the Sun King appear as the larger-than-life 'top ruler' of 17th-century Europe.

Douglas Johnson compares and contrasts the downfalls of Neville Chamberlain and Margaret Thatcher.

The life and times of Austria's grand old man, the Emperor Franz Joseph, via the Kaiservilla.

Former editor of History Today Juliet Gardiner on the GIs 'over here'


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