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Volume: 48 Issue: 12

Contents of History Today, December 1998

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New research suggests the Beowulf poem can be traced to North Kent.

Jim Broderick looks at the crisis management of two moments when the spectre of nuclear war shadowed relations between the superpowers.

December 31st, 1928

A sample selection of books and gifts for children and adults with a historical theme.

Attempts to regrow the Glastonbury thorn after it died in 1991.

Dominic Janes describes how the early Church reconciled its teaching of holy poverty with the accumulation and display of spectacular wealth.

Prince Louis Napoleon was forty when he won the election for the French presidency on December 10th, 1848.

Tony Aldous considers the Landmark Trust: an organisation that maintains historic properties and lets them out to holidaymakers.Enthusiasts for holidaying in...

The importance of teaching history to younger children and the risks of its removal as a key subject from the primary curriculum

Ronald Hutton describes the origins of his historical quest for self-discovery.

Ian Bradley reflects on the origins and development of Christmas carols.

Jeremy Black looks at the Royal Mail’s decision to devote all their stamps in 1999 to British history over the last millennium.

Gordon Marsden on the origins and future of the project to chart the history of the Houses of Parliament.

On December 20th, 1898, Pierre Curie scrawled the word 'radium' in his notebook as the name for a new element he and his wife Marie had discovered in their...

How did Britain, though assumed to be bankrupt, pursue an anti-Communist economic war from 1945. Ian Locke examines the case.

Laura Rodriguez finds that, in spite of the devastating outcome for Spain of the Cuban conflict of 1898, there were some positive consequences.

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