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Volume: 57 Issue: 7

Contents of History Today, July 2007

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As we come to terms with the lifestyle changes that will be forced on us by impending climate change, Mark Roodhouse of Rescue!History, an informal network concerned...

Penny Young investigates the situation of one of the country’s less-commonly mentioned communities.

John A. Kirk recalls the dramatic events at Little Rock, Arkansas, fifty years ago this month, when a stand-off over the granting of black students access to...

July 7th, 1307

Mark Bryant discovers the world’s first cartoon character, who sold large numbers of books, and all manner of merchandising.

Hanna Diamond examines the mixed experiences of the French men and women of every social class who fled their homes in the mass exodus from the Nazis in 1940, and...

July 15th, 1957

Martin Evans talks to the historian of science Rebecca Stott about her new novel in which she explores unexplained events in the life of Isaac Newton, and considers...

Have the British always been a nation of networkers? The Oxford DNB’s latest project, introduced here by Lawrence Goldman, suggests that the answer is yes.

With talk of climate change suddenly ubiquitous, we are all having to acquire a basic familiarity with a whole range of disciplines – including chemistry, physics...

Serving general and military historian Jonathon Riley uses his personal knowledge of command to assess Napoleon’s qualities as a strategist, operational...

Tom Bowers sees the launch of a new EU-backed website as a positive force in bridging cultural and historical divisions.

Andrew Robinson recalls conversations with the famous director about his work, and in particular the recently re-released Urdu film, The Chess Players,...

Roland Quinault asks whether politicians from north of the Border have always dominated Parliament, as some people think is the case today. Tam Dalyell, Labour MP for...

Douglas Hurd looks at the way in which a Tory leader took a defeated and demoralized party, and reinvented it to appeal to a different and much more modern...

R.J. Knecht looks at the ­practical considerations behind the smooth operation of the huge courts of the Valois kings of France.

Simon Ditchfield looks at the achievement of Ignatius Loyola and sees the Society of Jesus, which he founded, as the first organization with a truly global reach...

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of July 7th, 1807.

Will the new super-casinos bring about the demise of the commercial bingo hall? Carolyn Downs traces the history of the game back to the eighteenth century and...

York Membery visits Canada’s westernmost city.


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