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Volume: 55 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 2005

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Patrick Vernon, a key figure in the Greatest Black Britons campaign, discusses depictions of Blacks in Victorian art and popular culture, and introduces a new...

Ray Laurence considers how children were seen in ancient Rome and looks at some of the harsher aspects of childhood – sickness, violence and endless work.

The Mughal emperor died on October 25th, 1605.

Two books opened classical linguist and historian Peter Jones’s eyes to the nature of the historian’s role.

Kenneth Baker looks at the foibles and achievements of one of Britain’s most controversial monarchs through the eyes of his caricaturists.

October 16th, 1555

Diplomat and traveller Hugh Leach draws on his experience of working with Arab tribes to examine T.E. Lawrence’s strategy in the Arab revolt, in anticipation of a...

Editor Peter Furtado introduces the latest issue.

Peter Morton reminds us that, a century before Adrian Mole, there was Charles Pooter.

Nigel Falls describes how France became caught up in an unexpectedly complicated imperial adventure in 1830.

The exhibition that opened in Paris, on October 15th, 1905, 'shocked many who saw, and many more who did not.'

In the twenty-eighth and final essay in this series, Daniel Snowman meets John Morrill, historian of the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell and the recurrent political...

Sarah Minney, a genealogist-researcher, solves the mystery of the later life of a famous black beauty of the late 18th century.

Far from being the bogeymen of history, Geoffrey Robertson QC says that the English regicides were men of principle who established our modern freedoms.

Richard Cust reassesses the thinking behind the biggest military blunder of the English Civil War, Charles I’s decision to fight the New Model Army at Naseby in...

Geoffrey Best considers Winston Churchill’s growing alarm about the possibility of nuclear war, and his efforts to ensure that its horrors never happened.

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