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Volume: 47 Issue: 3

Contents of History Today, March 1997

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David Nash on how Victorian arguments about design in the universe echo in science-theology debates today.

Andrew Roberts defends Britain's war hero against his detractors, in our Longman/History Today Awards Lecture.

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of March 31st, 1547.

Michael Leech commemorates the 1,000th birthday of Gdansk.

Brian Holden Reid glimpses the dilemmas of 'Southern Man' at Robert E. Lee's house in Arlington, Virginia.

Horace Walpole died on March 2nd, 1797. Richard Cavendish recounts his life.

Catherine Horwood looks at how the launch of Good Housekeeping in the UK 75 years ago heralded a new image of domestic activity.

Richard Cavendish explores the circumstances surrounding the election of Tommaso Parentucelli as Pope, on March 6th, 1447.

To be a pilgrim - a choice that led not to contemplation but to holy war in the climate of eleventh-century Europe. Marcus Bull asks why.

Paul Doolan looks at the continuing controversy over Dutch 'police operations' post-1945 in Indonesia.

Ann Hills takes a look at the development of tourism in former Communist countries.

Ian Fitzgerald takes a look at virtual reality history sites.

Nigel Saul sets the scene for our major new series on the crusades of the eleventh century.

Sexual improprieties and rows between religious orders - not 1990s scandal sheet headlines about the Catholic Church, but a tale from 13th-century Spain, unravelled...


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