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Volume: 45 Issue: 8

Contents of History Today, August 1995

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Larry Gragg recounts the attempts of a younger son to shake off his reputation in 17th-century Barbados.

Tim Thornton explains how a complex legal case casts light on centralised royal power in Tudor England and its limitations.

Laurie Johnston explores the significance of public education in Cuba's efforts to forge a national identity in a period of US intervention.

Jeffrey Green describes the impact of a troupe of six 'dwarf savages' and what it reveals about social and racial attitudes of the time.

Tower Museum, Londonderry

Sue Harper reveals how a swashbuckling tale of gypsy romance opens an unexpected window on 1940s women in Britain.

UN-designated celebration of the millennium of the Kyrgyz national epic 'Manas'

Richard Cavendish goes behind bars at the Beaumaris Gaol and Courthouse, Anglesey

Alonzo Hamby considers Harry Truman's First World War experiences and explores the dilemmas that influenced his decision to drom atom bombs on Hiroshima and...

Nigel Pearce marks the completion of a TV series spanning world history.


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