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Contents of History Today, June 2010

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Ben Wilson visits the History Today archive to examine...

Paul Lay reviews three histories of Britain.

The niches created for bees in some of Britain’s castles were an important source of food, lighting and even defence, writes Gene Kritsky.

The American Civil War transformed the nature of conflict. Its opening salvos harked back to Waterloo; its end anticipated the industrial warfare of the 20th...

Kate Williams reviews a book about science in the Victorian era.

Paul Addison reviews a book about imperial affairs during Churchill's lifetime.

Exiled in London in June 1940, with France on the brink of defeat, Charles de Gaulle broadcast a speech that was to create an enduring bond between him and his...

Linda Porter reviews two books on Tudor women.

This month Nick Poyntz looks at how to access the wealth of digitised source material now available to historians.

One of Britain’s finest war artists, Eric Ravilious recorded the last days of the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious, which was sunk off Norway in June 1940 in...

Denis Judd reviews Clem Seecharan's book on identity in colonial Guyana.

Paul Lay introduces the June 2010 issue of History Today magazine.

Richard Cavendish descrives how, following Garibaldi's capture of Palermo, the Neapolitan garrison under General Ferdinando Lanza capitulated on June 6th, 1860....

By taking a rational, global overview of the past, historians can better understand the challenges facing humanity, says Paul Dukes.

Francis Beckett reviews two books on British political history.

In April, in the cruellest of ironies, many of Poland’s political elite perished when their plane crashed on the way to a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the...

Anna Whitelock reviews three books about women of the Tudor court.

A selection of your correspondence.

The murder of a 12-year-old boy in Norwich in 1144 inspired Thomas of Monmouth, a monk from the city's cathedral, to create an anti-semitic account of the incident...

Neil Gregor reviews a title by Jeffrey Herf.

Rohan McWilliam reviews John Campbell's latest book on British political history.

When the England football team visited Germany in May 1938, diplomatic protocol resulted in the team giving a Nazi salute, writes Trevor Fisher.

Andrew Robinson reviews a book on the history of science.

John Shepherd reviews Martin Pugh's history of the Labour Party.

Martin Evans reviews a study of Arab history.

David Priestland reviews Norman Stone's latest history of the Cold War.

Juliet Gardiner reviews Richard Overy's illustrated history of the Battle of Britain.

Britain’s diverse landscape reveals much about the people who live in it, whether it is ‘Constable Country’ or Hounslow. We should all take a closer look, says...

Ramsay MacDonald presided over his last cabinet on June 5th, 1935. He resigned two days later, on June 7th, 1935.

Catherine Horwood reviews Juliet Gardiner's history of the 1930s.

Dan Plesch describes how President Roosevelt’s introduction of a global day of solidarity in June 1942 successfully promoted the ideals of the United Nations and...

The Western musical tradition of trained and professional performers, conductors and composers can trace its origins to the forms of Christian worship that developed...

Anthony Bale reviews a history of anti-semitism in England.


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