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Volume: 47 Issue: 5

Contents of History Today, May 1997

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Andy Croll on how publishing anti-social behaviour is a trick we have copied from the Victorians.

Penny Young investigates the Tawila tanks of Aden, in Yemen.

Alex Barker discusses St Augustine's Abbey Museum.

Richard Cavendish describes the brief rule of Cola di Rienzi following his coup d'etat on May 20th, 1347.

500 years after their uprising against Henry VII, Mark Stoyle discusses why the Cornish were different - and often rebellious - in Tudor and Stuart England.

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of May 16th, 1847.

Lively laity, turbulent priests - Andrew Chandler on how the Anglican establishment has adapted to change in society and the body politic since 1900.

Barber examines the medieval Christian view of Muslims and Islam. Casting Islam and Muslims as the enemy was crucial in the Crusades, and the context of conflict...

The houses built by Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, are a reflection of his career under Henry VIII, says Maurice Howard, and the King's manipulation of those...

Alex Barker reports on a History conference at the Tower of London

Why did Goering and Goebbels fall out over a performance of Richard III? Gerwin Strobl on this and other intriguing reasons why the Bard mattered to the Third Reich...

Richard Cavendish describes the launch of the Second Crusade on May 19th, 1147.

Pamela Tudor-Craig on the intriguing webs of history tied into the toy theatre.

Simon Thurley sniffs the air in William III's Privy Garden at Hampton Court.


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