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Volume: 43 Issue: 5

Contents of History Today, May 1993

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Alexander the Great has gone down as the wonder of the ancient world with his spectacular career and conquests but, John Grainger argues, a niche ought to be left...

Martin Murphy unravels the tale of the fake nobleman and friar-turned-journalist who enmeshed Britain's Foreign Secretary in his intrigues during the Napoleonic...

Anthony McElligott argues that municipal confrontation and the decline of civic virtue in the 20s and 30s played an important part in letting the Nazis rise to power...

Anne Kershen asks if Docklands residents have always had a rough deal from developers - Victorian as well as 80s.

Greg Walker reassesses the evidence for believing that Lollard 'known men' and other evangelicals acted as the underground army that undermined the medieval...

What was it like to be a 'boiled octopus' in the silk mills of Japan before the First World War? Janet Hunter looks at the life and conditions of the women who...

A discussion on the new Ironworks opened recently by the V&A.

The celebrations of a central London Protestant community

Michael Rand Hoare probes the truth behind a little-known massacre which is reverberating in Taiwanese politics today.

Robert Stradling presents an intriguing new interpretation as to who the legendary Lothario actually was, and lifts the lid on questions of conspiracy and sexual...

Akbar Ahmed looks at the passion and theology behind the great monument to love.


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