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Volume: 50 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 2000

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Samantha Riches describes the role of St. George as a patron saint in medieval England

On October 8th 1600, Thomas Fisher published A Midsummer Night's Dream in quarto format thought to have been printed from Shakespeare’s own handwritten copy....

Jeffrey Green argues that to ignore the diverse black presence in Britain prior to the 1940s is to perpetuate a distorted view of British history

Thomas Babington Macaulay, the most famous historian of his time, was born on St Crispin's Day, October 25th, 1800.

Simon Young recounts the history of the long-forgotten British Celt colony off the Galician coast

Leah Marcus shows the Tudor queen to have been a mistress of the English language as much as of the English people.

Joan Perkin tells the rags-to-riches story of Harriet Mellon, the actress who married the banker Thomas Coutts.

History Today’s new prize for the best historical audio-visual work

Daniel Snowman meets the biographer of Tudors and Stuarts, and the author of The Weaker Vessel and The Gunpowder Plot.

Perry Biddiscombe traces the historical background to the contemporary neo-Nazi and skinhead violence in Germany.

Paul Cartledge explores the differences between today’s interpretation of the Olympic Games and their significance in the ancient world

Allan Macinnes investigates the state of the islands at a crucial moment in British state formation.

Juliet Gardiner former editor of History Today, describes the first steps on her path to becoming a historian.

October 7th, 1950

John Ray reviews books by Rosalie David and Joyce Tyldesley

John F.M. Clark looks at the changing fortunes of the house sparrow

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