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Volume: 57 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 2007

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T.G. Otte goes to the heart of Whitehall to explore the origins and future of an important government archive which is becoming far more accessible to historians...

Piers Brendon asks how we can arrive at a fair judgement of the benefits of the Empire for those who enjoyed – or endured – its rule.

Why is the sordid murder of Horst Wessel, a young Nazi storm troop leader in Berlin in early 1930, so important? Nigel Jones recalls his death and the black...

Roy Strong tells York Membery why the humble English parish church is a perpetual source of fascination and refreshment.

Much has been said about black history in 2007, with the commemoration of the abolition of the slave trade giving rise to important and extended debates about the...

Continuing his series on how cartoonists have seen events great and small, Mark Bryant looks at the impact of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to be put...

Her race, sex, and a murder mystery were all factors blocking the career of Edmonia Lewis, a 19th-century black American sculptress struggling against the odds at...

To celebrate Black History Month, Malcolm Chase recalls the life of the Soho tailor William Cuffay, the son of a freed slave from St Kitts, who overcame poverty...

Bernard Porter says that today’s advocates of humanitarian intervention would do well to ponder what J. A. Hobson and Ramsay MacDonald had to say a century ago...

Graham Gendall Norton explores the opportunities open to those who like to sail into the past.

Kenneth Baker discusses the many facets of King George and shows how these were depicted by the great caricaturists of the day.

October 13th, 1307

A selection of readers' correspondence.

Shovell's flagship, the Association, struck the Outer Gilstone Rock and sank on October 22nd, 1707.

Peter Furtado explores a new exhibition at Tate Britain that brings the reputation of one of the great Victorian painters up to date.

Richard Cavendish remembers the life of Louis B. Mayer, who died on October 29th, 1957.

Sudeshna Guha looks at the archaeology of the Indus Civilization, the Bronze Age phenomenon of South Asia, whose study began under the British and has continued...

George T. Beech traces the origins of the word England to the period 1014 to 1035 and suggests how and why it came to be the recognized term for the country.

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David Childs argues that Mary Rose, the Tudor battleship which was raised from the depths in 1982, represented the beginning of British naval greatness.


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