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Volume: 55 Issue: 3

Contents of History Today, March 2005

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Robert Garland considers the meaning of fame and celebrity to the Greeks and Romans.

Roy Foster introduces a new exhibition on the Irish in London in the 19th and early 20th centuries, opening at the National Portrait Gallery on March 9th.

The Russian ruler died of pneumonia on March 2nd, 1855.

Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of the union of two branches of the Roosevelts, on March 17th, 1905

Richard Cavendish marks the funeral of one of medicine's most eminent pioneers, on March 18th, 1955.

March letters from readers of History Today.

Peter Furtado announces the winners of the 2005 Longman-History Today Awards.

James Barker on ‘Bomber’ Harris, the RAF’s wartime bombing campaign of Germany, and propaganda.

Godfrey Hodgson tells the colourful story of Jane McManus, political journalist, land speculator, pioneer settler in Texas and propagandist who believed that the...

Anne Kershen looks at the background to a significant benchmark in British anti-immigration legislation.

Ole J. Benedictow describes how he calculated that the Black Death killed 50 million people in the 14th century, or 60 per cent of Europe’s entire population....

Juliet Gardiner discusses a new exhibition on the experiences of children in the Second World War, which opens at the Imperial War Museum on March 18th.

Tim Benson, founder of the Political Cartoon Society, introduces his ten favourite cartoons published in Britain.

Jenifer Roberts recalls the impact of an earlier tidal wave, which brought chaos and disaster to Portugal 250 years ago.

Between February 13th and 15th, 1945, British and American bombers dropped nearly 4,000 tonnes of bombs on the refugee-crammed city of Dresden. David Spark ...

Bernard Porter is unconvinced by American denials of a new imperialism and finds comparisons – as well as important differences – with the British experience....


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