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Volume: 56 Issue: 7

Contents of History Today, July 2006

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York Membery recalls one of the great statesmen of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, whose career ended with a devastating stroke a hundred years ago this month...

1,700 years ago this month, York saw the proclamation of a man who changed the course of the history of the world. Christopher Kelly introduces the Emperor...

The founder of the Society of Jesus died on July 31st, 1556.

Tristram Hunt looks at the development of conservation and environment movements in the twentieth century, and particularly at the achievements of the Campaign to...

Cartoon historian Mark Bryant explores the art of Carlo Pellegrini,  aka ‘Ape’, whose cartoons of politicians and society figures for Vanity Fair help define the way...

David Bates asks what professional historians can do to satisfy the popular craving for history.

Brigid Wells introduces extracts from the memoirs of her mother, Susan Richmond, who as a young English actress postponed a promising career on the stage to offer her...

Bernard Porter argues that history and patriotism should be kept firmly apart.

Sylvia Ellis has been listening in to LBJ’s taped telephone calls from the Oval Office and finds they have much to tell the historian about the man behind the...

Patricia Pierce finds out about the two men responsible for publishing Shakespeare’s First Folio.

James Barker considers the role of terrorism in the establishment of Israel, on the 60th anniversary of the attack on the British military headquarters in Jerusalem...

The Holy Roman Empire had survived over a thousand years, when it was finally destroyed by Napoleon and the French in 1806.

Charlotte Crow visits the newly restored Kew Palace, country house to George III and his family from 1800-18 and a royal residence for ninety years.

The Hungarian city successfully repelled Sultan Mehmet II's army on July 22nd, 1456.

Peter Furtado introduces one of the most traumatic places in British military history.

Wilfrid Prest unravels myths perpetrated by historians about the great 18th-century lawyer.

History Today honours its oldest and most distinguished friend, adviser to every editor since 1951.

In welcoming a new publication of the collected numbers of The Wipers Times, Malcolm Brown wonders why we find the idea of humour in the trenches so shocking.


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