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Volume: 47 Issue: 7

Contents of History Today, July 1997

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Bernice Archer opens our new series with an account of the intriguing hidden messages stitched into Red Cross quilts by British women POWs of the Japanese.

Joad Raymond on a previously unpublished insight into the personality and projection of 'Lord Oliver' during Britain's unique 1650s experience.

Russell Chamberlin looks at the renaissance of Bolivia's Jesuit mission

Ivor Wynne Jones on how a dusty garage in Cairo was once the unlikely setting for keeping up British morale with 'Music for All'.

With Hong Kong returning to Chinese rule, Roger Thompson looks at when the colony influenced reformers who tried to bring the ballot box to the Middle Kingdom....

Richard Cavendish charts the life and work of Edmund Burke, who died on July 9th, 1797.

Paul Preston amplifies recent claims that Franco offered safe havens to fugitive Nazis

The son of a fisherman's revolt against Spanish taxes on fruit in Naples, on July 7th, 1647, was part of a wider challenge to Spanish overlordship throughout the...

James M. Brophy describes how the Carnival in 19th-century Cologne held a subversive hidden agenda of protest against Prussian overlordship.

July 24th, 1847

Christopher Harvie brings into the light a little-known pioneer of European federalism

Richard Hodges unites oral tradition and archaeological evidence to reconstruct the story of the Dark Age destruction of an Italian monastery


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