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Volume: 48 Issue: 4

Contents of History Today, April 1998

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Richard Cavendish remembers the events of April 9th, 1898

Charlotte Crow takes a look at Down House, the home of Charles Darwin and his family from 1842 to 1883.

Britain's working-class Chartist movement organised a mass meeting at Kennington Common on April 10th, 1848.

The second of the two Longman/History Today prize-winning essays on the topic ‘Is distance lending enchantment to the view historians have of the British Empire...

Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster Amistad claims to educate as well as entertain; but how accurate is his portrayal of this slave revolt? John Thornton looks at the...

Vivienne Larminie explores the history of the Pays de Vaud, showing how resistance to Protestant reform gave rise to a distinctive culture and, in 1798, a revolt...

Peter Ling argues that, by adulating King for his work in the Civil Rights campaigns, we have misrepresented the complexity of those struggles and ignored some of...

Geoff Butcher describes how, throughout history, Malaria has played a major role in affecting the outcome of human endeavour.

How Napoleon laid up trouble for future generations of Frenchmen by kick-starting Prussian and German domination of Eastern Europe, by Tim Blanning.

Richard Cavendish explores Levens Hall in Cumbria.

Richard Tames introduces an exhibition that explores posters in their many forms at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Brian Ward, author of a new book on the links between Rhythm and Blues music and the Civil Rights movement, tells of Martin Luther King’s little-known experiences...

Renaissance Venetians developed a sophisticated technology for keeping the city’s vital waterways free from silt and in the process, as Joseph Black explains,...

Richard Cavendish explains some of the consequences of the signature of the Edict of Nantes on April 13th, 1598.

Derek Antrobus uncovers the origins of the Vegetarian Society.

When a king from Bechuana visited England in 1890s, he won friends and respect everywhere he went, and his tale cast new light on the interactions between Britain and...


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