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Volume: 57 Issue: 8

Contents of History Today, August 2007

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Neil Faulkner and Nick Saunders, Co-directors of the Great Arab Revolt Project, tell how a recent field trip to southern Jordan sheds light on the theories and...

Towards the end of his career with a radio microphone, the old Yorkshire fast bowler Fred Truman was notorious for his less-than-helpful commentary on the cricket.

August 17th, 1657

Richard Barber describes the discoveries he made when Channel Four’s Time Team uncovered Edward III’s huge circular building at the heart of Windsor Castle....

As a young man, he had little interest in politics and rejected the embedded racism of fellow southerners in his affinity for blues music. What drove him into the...

Lucy Riall discusses the life and career of the Italian nationalist and soldier Giuseppe Garibaldi, and the circumstances by which he became the first celebrity of...

Correspondence with the editor.

The independent Federation of Malaya came into being on August 31st, 1957.

York Membery interviews the eminent historian Norman Stone about his life in Turkey and his latest book.

Charles Hind looks at the work of one of the most influential architects in the world, in his home city of Vicenza, northern Italy.

Mark Bryant takes a look at a pioneering magazine that acted as a school for a whole generation of cartoonists. 

Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, explains how a seventeenth-century Duke stole her heart while she was still at university.

Robert Fulton's North River Steam Boat (later named the Clermont) made a trial run up the Hudson from New York to Albany on August 17th, 1807.

As Britain gets used to the ban on smoking in public spaces, Virginia Berridge looks at the way attitudes to public health have changed in the last fifty years,...

Is the US President as a republican substitute for royalty? Frank Prochaska explores the relationship between George III and the Founding Fathers, and the...

Our prehistoric ancestors survived rapid climate change and rising temperatures as extreme as those we face today, says Kate Prendergast. What can they tell us...

Peter Furtado meets Robert Opie, chronicler of everyday life, who will be opening the doors of his treasure-trove museum of ephemera for a special event for History...

For the duration of the Second World War, the British fought a covert battle against a large-scale influx of forged bank notes that threatened to bust the economy...


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