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Volume: 54 Issue: 3

Contents of History Today, March 2004

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Sheila Corr reviews the career of the master photographer who is the subject of a retrospective opening at the V&A this month.

Rikki Kersten extols the example of an unlikely hero, the historian Ienaga Saburo, who singlehandedly challenged Japan’s official view of responsibility for its...

Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of the passing of Pope Gregory, on March 12th, 604.

Andrew Cook examines the latest evidence from MI5 on the miners’ strike and the fall of the Heath government, March 1974.

Denis Judd takes stock of current arguments as to the effect of British rule in India and other countries of the Empire.

Simon Sebag Montefiore considers the issues involved in writing the biography of one of history’s monsters.

Caroline Sharples discusses the bitter-sweet experiences of the Jewish children permitted to travel to England to escape the Nazi regime, leaving their families...

Nick Barratt argues that Normandy’s loss in the reign of King John has had a far-reaching impact on Britain.

Richard Barber explores the origin of the Holy Grail story, its significance in its own time and its wider impact in subsequent centuries.

Angela McShane Jones asks what depictions in broadsides of Mary II with her breasts exposed, tell us about 17th-century popular attitudes to royalty.

Ian Mortimer takes issue with those who put limits on historians’ questionings of the past.

Richard Cavendish marks the birth of the American continent's namesake, on March 9th, 1454.

Richard Cavendish charts the events leading up to Britain and France's declarations of war on Russia on successive days on March 27th and 28th, 1854.

The best history books, films and students of 2003 announced.

John Charmley rewrites the history of the Tory Party restoring to its heart the earls of Derby, owners of Knowsley Hall.

As the 75th birthday of the famous cartoon adventurer Tintin is marked at the end of this month by a special exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Hergé’s...


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