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Volume: 59 Issue: 8

Contents of History Today, August 2009

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In the wake of the parliamentary expenses scandal, some MPs have met their constituents to explain themselves, with bruising consequences. Jon Lawrence looks back...

On August 1st, 1259, the English renewed a truce which recognised Llywelyn ap Gruffydd as Prince of Wales.

Sex, scandals and celebrity were all part of a blame and shame culture that existed in the 18th century, one that often fed off the misfortune of women at the...

In the wake of the credit crunch, Dan Jones looks at past episodes of runaway greed and the moral lessons learnt.

Aug 15, 1209 - Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of a great fortress being sacked.

With the trial of the former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic due to begin, Nick Hawton reflects on his time reporting in a region where history is still...

Editor Paul Lay introduces the August 2009 issue of History Today magazine.

Secrecy shrouded the ways of politicians until the 18th century. Then John Wilkes came along, writes David Horspool.

In the mid-1930s many millions of British people voted overwhelmingly against any return to conflict. But events in Spain changed public opinion and by 1939 it was...

Disillusionment with Iran’s secular king brought the Islamists to power in 1979. Will the population now oust the ruling theocracy, asks Baqer Moin?

From A.J.P. Taylor’s mesmerising lectures in front of a black backdrop to technicolour Civilisation and the ground-breaking World At War, Taylor Downing looks at...

Tsar Nicholas II and his family arrived on the Isle of Wight on August 2nd, 1909, during the week of the Cowes Regatta.

Peter H. Wilson unravels one of the most notoriously bloody and complex conflicts in European history to answer the question.

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