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Volume: 46 Issue: 4

Contents of History Today, April 1996

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Richard Wilkinson reassesses the much-maligned prelate, asking whether the man who steered France through the minority of Louis XIV deserves such as bad press....

Anne Laurence takes a look at a history course which compares the cultures of 17th century Britain and France.

Sue Corbett takes a look at the reality of The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

Steven Gunn explores the surprising similarities between the impetuous Valois duke and the cautious Tudor pragmatist.

Richard Evans looks at the social and intellectual pressures that forced Germany to rethink how and why it punished wrongdoers.

Our seasonal round-up of the latest history titles from the publishing world catering for the general reader and specialist alike.

Walter Vandereycken and Ron van Deth chart the life of an unhappy empress, from her eating disorders to extra-marital affairs.

Richard Cavendish explores the Gershom Parkington collection of Time Measurement Instruments.

Pamela Tudor Craig journeys down pilgrim routes, past and present

As Luang Prabang, Laos' former royal capital of South East Asia becomes the latest addition to UNESCO world heritage sites, Cherry Barnett explores its...

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