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Volume: 47 Issue: 12

Contents of History Today, December 1997

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Marika Sherwood trawls contemporary reports of the anti-Catholic protests that rocked London in June 1780 to reveal the black men and women who took part,...

Richard Cavendish visits Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire.

Dirk Bennett sheds new light on the origin and history of chariot racing as a sport, and explores its popular and political role from pre-classical Greece to the fall...

David Bates examines a Tudor Christmas Fare at Hampton Court Palace.

Ron White draws on the diaries of Samuel Pepys to paint a picture of the festive season in the 1660s.

What led middle-class students to join the urban guerrilla movement against the military regime in Brazil in the 1960s and 1970s? Alzira Alves de Abreu reports on...

Richard Wilkinson weighs up history's verdict on Chamberlain's Secretary of State for War, and asks whether it was Establishment anti-Semitism or professional...

Adrian Mourby reflects on the legacy of Nova Scotia's French Acadians.

December 26th, 1797

Penelope Corfield shows that ridiculing the learned professions is not a new thing.

Ian Fitzgerald surveys developments on the Internet, videos and CD-ROMS relating to the history world.

Clive Foss tells how the airship phenomenon caught the imagination of the Soviet Union – becoming a key propaganda tool to Stalin, both at home and abroad.

The man who conquered Mexico died on December 2nd, 1547.

St Paul's Cathedral was opened on December 2nd, 1697.

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