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Volume: 49 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 1999

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Brian Griffin describes the forces that arose from the ashes of the Royal Irish Constabulary to face the very different problems of policing Ireland north and...

Barbara Yorke considers the reputation of King Alfred the Great - and the enduring cult around his life and legend.

Daniel Snowman meets the co-founder of the University of Sussex and doyen of Victorian history.

Barbara Rogers ponders the question of when the British government knew of the true role of Auschwitz-Birkenau in the 'Final Solution'.

October 31st, 1899

William Rubinstein reviews the research of 'amateur historians' on the Kennedy...

Rebuilding the Frauenkirche church which was detroyed in the 1945 Dresden bombings.

Andrew Roberts argues that Lord Salisbury, the British Prime Minister most identified with imperialism at its acme, in reality saw the Empire as a mixed blessing...

Jim Kelsey uncovers a unique Anglo-Saxon collection, enabled by a supportive local council.

Charles Baudelaire described Edgar Allan Poe's death, on October 7th, 1849, as 'almost a suicide, a suicide prepared for a long time'.

After three years, the conflict came to an end on October 16th, 1949.

Revolutions and changes of dynasty seem to have happened with the regularity of clockwork on the island of Java. M.C. Ricklefs investigates.

Rose Tremain reveals how her fascination with the seventeenth century was the key that unlocked the world of her acclaimed historical novels.

John D. Grainger investigates the creation of C.S. Forester’s naval hero of the Napoleonic Wars - and identifies not one but two Hornblower originals.


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