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Volume: 56 Issue: 6

Contents of History Today, June 2006

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Neil Taylor suggests that the starting point from which to explore the full and varied history of Berlin is the apparently empty space at its centre.

Kevin Halloran puts forward a new suggestion for the location of one of the most disputed questions of Anglo-Saxon history: the site of Athelstan’s great battle...

Richard Cavendish describes how Caliph Uthman was murdered on June 16th, 656.

Gary Baines explains that the ANC government has institutionalized memories of the Soweto uprising in its efforts to build a new national identity in South Africa.

In March 1966, a few months before the England football team won the World Cup, the Football Association lost the trophy. Martin Atherton tells the full, often...

Gareth Jenkins looks for continuities in American foreign policy from the 1960s to the 2000s.

We are all invited to select seven new wonders of the world. Mary Beard investigates the list of candidates and reflects on what makes a monument a myth.

Editor Peter Furtado introduces this month's magazine.

Thoughts from our readers on previous articles in History Today.

Marilyn Monroe married Arthur Miller on June 29th, 1956. The marriage lasted five years.

Jane Bowden-Dan explores medical links between the Caribbean and London that throw important light on the position of blacks in eighteenth-century British society.

Helen Strudwick, Curator of the Egyptian galleries at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, explains the new refurbishment at the museum and the opportunities it has...

Rhiannon Looseley uncovers the forgotten history of the evacuation of over 100,000 French soldiers from Dunkirk to Britain in May 1940, and describes what happened...

Romans have reacted passionately to the new presentation of one of the Eternal City’s key historic monuments, Charlotte Crow explains.

Richard Cavendish describes how British prisoners were held captive by the army of the Nawab of Bengal, for one night, in the 'black hole' of Fort William in...

Cartoon historian Mark Bryant explores the visual satire emanating from both sides of the conflict between Russia and Japan in the first decade of the 20th century....

David Lowenthal argues that in recent years there has been a retreat from engagement with many aspects of the past. He suggests that, in turn, this points to an...

Susie Green finds in the fate of the last truly wild community of Bengal tigers a metaphor for humanity’s treatment of the planet.

Nicholas Orme returns to the classroom to find out how boys, and girls, were educated  from the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors; and finds that the foundations of our...


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