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Volume: 56 Issue: 3

Contents of History Today, March 2006

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Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of the deportation of an important figure in Greek Cypriot nationalist history, on March 9th, 1956.

Fransjohan Pretorius explains why the Boer War of 1899-1902 was a period of sustained and spontaneous creation of folk art, one of the most productive and creative...

Eliane Glaser reveals a flaw behind the celebrations planned this year to mark the 350th anniversary of Cromwell's readmission of Jews to England – it never...

Richard Cavendish marks the foundnig of a famous Victorian penitentiary, on March 20th, 1806.

Brian Girvin explains the tensions between the Irish government and many of the Irish people in their attitudes to the war against Nazism.

Editor Peter Furtado explains our current series on cartoons and its relevance today.

Long before Jamie Oliver’s crusade, the provision of food in schools aroused passionate debate. John Burnett remembers one hundred years of school meals in Britain...

Cartoon historian Mark Bryant looks at two humorous takes on the same subject – the Siegfried Line, as the German defensive Westwall was known by the Allies, by...

Stella Tillyard explains how she came to write multiple biographies of 18th-century families, most recently that of George III whose brothers and sisters were...

Susan-Mary Grant argues that the cult of the fallen soldier has its origins at Gettysburg and other battlefield monuments of the American Civil War.

The enigmatic subject of a fine portrait by John Singer Sargent, Dr Samuel-Jean Pozzi dazzled the women of Paris in the late 19th century, including Sarah Bernhardt,...

Roger Tolson introduces a new exhibition of Commonwealth war artists at the Imperial War Museum, London.

What was the British empire’s contribution to the victory in the Second World War? What was the impact of war upon the empire?  A.J. Stockwell explores the...

Richard Cavendish marks the demise of an important Renaissance figure, on March 20th, 1656.

Joanna Laynesmith examines claims that Edward IV was a bastard and tells the dramatic story of his mother, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York.

James Waterson introduces the slave warriors of medieval Islam who overthrew their masters, defeated the Mongols and the Crusaders and established a dynasty that...

Peter Furtado reports on the awards for 2005 given by History Today.

Peter Furtado previews a major exhibition opening in York at the end of the month.


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