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Contents of History Today, March 2009

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Richard Cavendish remembers Israel's own Iron Lady, who became Prime Minister on March 17th 1969

The Imperial War Museum has appointed its first female Director Diane Lees. Juliet Gardiner asks her about her vision for the museum, both in London and at its...

Henry Tudor invoked providence to gain his throne in 1485, but it was skilful use of heraldic and religious imagery, as well as promotion of the cult of Henry VI...

As a major conference on the nature of liberty opens, David Marquand questions the free and democratic legacy that British history has bequeathed to the country and...

What happened when a philosopher, an artist and a ruthless warrior – all giants of the Renaissance – met on campaign in northern Italy? Paul Strathern explains....

Corinne Julius introduces a new exhibition of dazzling medieval jewellery at London’s Wallace Collection, which reveals both the vigour and the vulnerability of...

With a solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians as far away as ever, James Barker looks back to Britain’s occupation of the region and the...

Three hundred years ago, Russia emerged as a major power after a clash of armies in the Ukraine. Peter the Great’s victory, Derek Wilson argues, had repercussions...

Sir Anthony van Dyck, court artist to Charles I, is the subject of a new exhibition at Tate Britain. Kevin Sharpe, consultant to the project, argues that the visual...

The role of exiled Czech cartoonists in Britain during the Second World War is often overlooked, writes Mark Bryant.

Mar 31, 1809

Richard Cavendish remembers the life and death of the most influential, if not the most well-known, of 19th century Russian...

In 1947, as Zionist insurgents wreaked havoc, British special forces in Palestine adopted counterinsurgency tactics that attracted worldwide condemnation. David...

Mar 15, 1909

As an integrated system of politics, economy and religion evolved in Europe around the year 1000, the figure of the Virgin Mary – so central to the lives of monks...

Despite the crushing of Tibetan independence by China 50 years ago this month, and continuing attempts to stifle support for Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama...


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