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Volume: 55 Issue: 7

Contents of History Today, July 2005

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Jonathan North introduces the story of the warm reception Bonaparte received from one St Helena resident, a story that will soon be the subject of a feature film...

July 13th, 1705

Martin Evans mourns the loss of Douglas Johnson, doyen of French political history in Britain.

The twentieth anniversary this month of the 1985 Durham Miner’s Gala, the first to be held after the end of the miners’ strike of 1984-85, will be a time for...

Richard Cavendish describes how Major-General Edward Braddock arrived in Virginia to take command against the French in North America, but was defeated on July 9th...

Peter Furtado introduces the July 2005 issue of History Today.

The journey that led N.A.M. Rodger from a schoolboy passion for warships to his becoming the historian of the British Navy took some unexpected turns. He regrets none...

Graham Gendall Norton travels in search of those who fought for the rights of all.

History Today readers lend us their thoughts on previous articles published in the magazine.

Christopher Woodward considers the continuing power exerted by Napoleon on the French and British during his exile on St Helena up till, and beyond, his death....

Laurent Joffrin looks at the paradoxes surrounding a man who has fascinated the French for two hundred years.

Claire Warrior, of the National Maritime Museum, previews the themes of the exhibition opening on July 7th.

Colin White uncovers a more complex and liberal side to Nelson than was previously appreciated.

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of Poland, Europe and ‘The Isles’.

Mark Roodhouse finds a dark secret in one of the champions of the 1945 Labour landslide.

David Welch looks at the way that public art was used in both France and Britain to celebrate Napoleon and Nelson as national heroes, during their lifetimes and...

David Prior of the Parliamentary Archives explains why we should be thinking about the Gunpowder Plot unseasonably early, this year.

Ruth Ellis was the last woman hanged for murder in Britain. She was excecuted on July 13th, 1955.

Maxine Berg looks at the commercial battle to dominate Europe that ran alongside the wars with France, and the product revolution that gave Britain the edge in...

Peter Furtado introduces a history-lovers’ festival with a difference.

History Today readers select the greatest political cartoon of all time.

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