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Volume: 52 Issue: 5

Contents of History Today, May 2002

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Andrew Roberts reintroduces us to Churchill’s long-delayed epic work, which was written with the assistance of a former editor of History Today.

Introducing The 19th Century Short Title Catalogue, a recently completed project by Avero Publications.

Thomas Doherty examines a series of conflicts between left-wing artists and movie moguls at the time of Sergei Eisenstein's brief sojourn in Tinseltown in the...

Ruth Ive describes how, as a young woman, her job was to interrupt the wartime conversations between Churchill and Roosevelt.

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of life and living in medieval Britain.

Russell Chamberlin assesses claims for the return of cultural treasures.

May 6th, 1952

June Purvis explores the career of Emmeline Pankhurst.

David Keys looks at the latest archaeological projects taking place in Sheffield and Liverpool.

Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of a royal marriage, on May 18th, 1152.

Tony Aldous surveys a new exhibition on architect Frank Matcham and his work at the Richmond Theatre.

Peter Furtado introduces a special History Today reader evening on the historical dimensions of the British monarchy.

Jeannette Lucraft recovers the identity and reputation of the remarkable Katherine Swynford.

Deborah Mulhearn assesses the debates surrounding the clearance of 400 pre-1919 terraced house in Nelson, Lancashire.

Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of Public Records and Chief Executive of the Public Record Office, makes a personal record of her own abiding interest in history, maps and...

Richard Pflederer evaluates a vital tool of the age of discovery.

May 8th, 1902

On May 31st, 1902, the Peace of Vereeniging was signed, ending the Second Boer War between Britain and the two Afrikaner republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free...

Leslie Marchant sees the Opium Wars as a philosophical clash between two cultures and two notions of government and society.

Anthony Farrington previews a new exhibition on Asia, Britain and the role of the East India Company.

Margaret Kekewich points to the value of prehistory at school as a key to national unity.


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