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Volume: 52 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 2002

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Neil Faulkner sees the destruction of Jerusalem and fall of Masada in the 1st century as the result of a millenarian movement that sought to escape the injustices of...

Jo Woolley and David Smurthwaite of the National Army Museum look at Desert Warfare in the Second World War and more widely.

Michael Paris describes the film record of the North African victory, and how the footage represents a tour de force in terms of wartime documentary and national...

Britain's first atomic bomb was detonated on October 3rd, 1952.

Mark Weisenmiller explains how, forty years ago, the ‘Sunshine State’ played a pivotal role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Philip Ziegler tells how a chance invitation to a Loire château set him en route to becoming a historical biographer.

David Crouch reconsiders William I and his sons as men of genuine piety – as well as soldiers.

The walled and moated town of Kazan was stormed by Ivan the Terrible's army on October 2nd, 1552.

In-house historical adviser Katherine Prior introduces this new museum which opens at the end of September.

Janet Vitmayer previews the new Music Gallery at the Horniman which is due to open this winter.

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of ‘Martin Guerre’.

Craig Spence uncovers records of black and Asian sailors in the pictorial archives of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

The last Plantagenet king was born on October 2nd, 1452

Angela Brabin uncovers the gruesome tale of serial murder committed by a group of women in the poorest districts of 19th-century Liverpool.

David M. Wilson, former director of the British Museum, describes the founding of the famous institution.


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