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Volume: 60 Issue: 5

Contents of History Today, May 2010

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Richard Cavendish describes how Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina on May 11th, 1960.

The first King George was born on May 28th, 1660. Richard Cavendish provides an overview of his life.

Early 17th century England saw the emergence of pirates, much romanticised creatures whose lives were often nasty, brutish and short. Adrian Tinniswood examines...

During his brief life, the Polish master of the musical miniature became a living symbol of his troubled nation. Adam Zamoyski looks at the reception given to...

70 years ago, in May 1940, Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister. But the great war leader’s rise to power was far from inevitable....

Ronald Grigor Suny on two Russian histories by Helen Rappaport and Robert Service.

This month Nick Poyntz examines the rapid rise of blogging among both professional historians and amateur enthusiasts.

The award-winning film-maker Laurence Rees describes how the creation of his new website devoted to the Second World War transformed his views on the future of...

The ministry of education in the Czech Republic recently issued guidelines on how to teach children about the country’s totalitarian past. Not everyone is pleased,...

Lucy Worsley attends a Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition.

The late Labour leader, who died in March aged 96, was the last great radical voice of Parliament and stands comparison with the celebrated 18th-century polemicist,...

Richard Cavendish remembers some of the month's less obvious anniversaries

When Napoleon surrendered himself to a British naval captain after his defeat at Waterloo, the victors were faced with a judicial headache. Norman MacKenzie asks:...

The current economic plight of Greece is part of a long feud between Athens and Europe’s great powers, writes James Miller.

Corinne Julius is impressed by the breadth of material on display at London’s newly reopened Jewish Museum.

Patricia Fara explores the scientific education of Mary Shelley and how a work of early science fiction inspired her best-known novel Frankenstein.

Tom Holland assesses the state of the studies of ancient civilisations.

Paul Cartledge reviews a history by Simon Price and Peter Thonemann.

The Chartists’ campaign for political inclusion and social justice ended in failure. But, David Nash argues, their ideas still have much to offer Britain’s...

Anthony Pollard visits the History Today archive to examine...

In May 1610 Henry IV of France was assassinated by a religious fanatic apparently acting alone. Though popular, Henry had nevertheless aroused animosity on his way to...

Maria Luddy on an Irish history by Marianne Elliott.


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