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Volume: 56 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 2006

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The US Supreme Court looks likely to overturn the Federal law on abortion. Nicholas Hill and Peter Ling look at the political background to the legal argument....

John D. Niles reports on the search for the real ­location of the Heorot, the hall where Beowulf feasted before fighting the monster Grendel.

Matthew Greenhall looks at the place of Scots in the economic and social life of Newcastle and the surrounding areas in the late Stuart and early Hanoverian years...

October 7th, 1956

Michael Simmons has been back to Budapest as it prepares to commemorate the anniversary of the 1956 Uprising, and finds many questions still unanswered.

Cartoon historian Mark Bryant looks at the career of Victor Weisz (Vicky), for whom the Hungarian Uprising and its repression by Soviet tanks proved a political...

October 22nd, 1806

William Kuhn considers some of the ways a look at Benjamin Disraeli’s sexuality challenges our idea of the Victorians and the man himself.

Craig Thompson, Executive Producer, World Congress of History Producers announces this year’s Congress produced in association with History Today.

Peter Furtado welcomes a major exhibition of the great painter of Henry VIII and his court at Tate Britain.

Gabriel Ronay remembers the dramatic days of October 1956 when, as a student in Budapest, he was at the heart of the protests against the Soviet occupation.

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Tom Neuhaus looks at the subversive young Germans known as Swing Youth who refused to have their hobbies and tastes dictated to them by the Nazis and provoked...

The coincidence, or otherwise, of memory and history has been a fruitful field for study for several years now, and one that has proved to be fraught with controversy...

Charlie Cottrell previews the result of an international collaboration that brings the works of Rodin to the Royal Academy.

Barry Turner, editor of the Statesman’s Year Book, describes how this venerable reference book came into being.

Sylvia Pankhurst was taken to the women's gaol at Holloway on October 24th, 1906.

Hugh Purcell finds stirring memories of the British Raj in this thriving city, a far cry from its dreadful reputation of a generation ago.

Deborah Hayter argues why family and local history archives should be prevented from being sold abroad and, whenever possible, remain accessible in the region...

As part of the ongoing debate over Black History Month, Tristram Hunt asks for greater dialogue between politicians and academics concerning the place of history in...

In the Iraq war a radical Muslim group claimed that they prefer to attack black American soldiers, because ‘To have Negroes occupying us is a particular humiliation....


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