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Volume: 53 Issue: 11

Contents of History Today, November 2003

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Bernard Porter points out similarities and contrasts between terrorism then and now.

Anthony Cross describes the introduction of British games to Russia.

Peter Furtado introduces the series.

Martin Evans introduces a new series on the painful past.

The founder of Saudi Arabia died on November 9th, 1953. In his last years he was one of the richest men on earth.

Margarette Lincoln and Colin White debate the significance of a recently discovered cache of letters from Frances Nelson to her husband’s prize agent written at the...

Forty years after the fatal assassination of JFK, during which time conspiracy theories have flourished, Andrew Cook returns to the idea of the unaided assassin, and...

Jeremy Black calls for a more wide-ranging, inclusive approach to the history of warfare.

David Johnson describes the infamous Marriage Act of 1753, which made marriage a tightly-regulated institution governed by church and state.

Christopher Follett describes the St George restoration project.

Mark Steel, stand-up comedian and presenter of history on television and radio, describes how punk rock helped politicise a generation, and whet his own appetite for...

Samantha Mattila reports on the discovery of valuable new additions to Sydney’s rock art.

November 16th, 1903

Simon Thurley explains why the first Stuarts kept the great Tudor palace virtually intact.

Gabriel Fawcett investigates how the Germans commemorate the losses they sustained in the First and Second World Wars.

The week-long hurricane that struck the south of England and the English Channel on November 24th, 1703, was beyond anything in living memory.

Russell Chamberlin examines the origins and development of Europe’s persistent vision of unity from the birth of the Holy Roman Empire to its fall.

Corinne Atkins examines the events in Iraq in the 7th century AD, which precipitated the first and only great division of Islam, the ramifications of which are...

A new exhibition opening at the British Museum this month spotlights some of the finest trophies of British archaeology, as well as the people who found them....

Nicholas J. Saunders explores the ways in which humans make art from objects of death, in conflicts spanning the Napoleonic to Bosnian Wars.


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