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Volume: 60 Issue: 9

Contents of History Today, September 2010

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Richard Cavendish remembers the Union of South Africa's first election campaign in September 1910.

Sarah Gristwood on the complex issues raised by the restoration of a remarkable Tudor vision of victory over the Spanish Armada.

As the daily life of Berlin's Jews became even more difficult under the Nazi regime, rumour and hearsay grew about the fate of those 'evacuated' to the east. How...

Richard Cavendish remembers the birth of Mrs Gaskell in Chelsea in 1810.

Hywel Williams revisits an article by Peter Munz, first published in History Today in 1959, and asks who needed whose approval most, the great ruler...

Nigel Jones celebrates a great humanitarian who navigated the perilous paths between good and evil, a mission that was to cost him his life.

The fortunes of Oliver Cromwell and Charles II and the regard in which their successive regimes came to be held were mirrored in the fate of one of their...

Few events in history have proved as momentous as Galileo's discovery of the moons of Jupiter. David Wootton explains why.

Following an invitation to help advise the government on the school history curriculum, what can a high-profile ‘telly don’ like Niall Ferguson bring to the...

Martin Greig reveals the intimate relationship between the powerful Earl of Lauderdale, Charles II's Secretary for Scotland in the 1660s, and a Scottish...

Kathryn Hadley joins a group of schoolteachers and police officers in an innovative project that seeks ways to better understand the Holocaust.

Editor Paul Lay reads a selection of your correspondence.

The acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh talks to Paul Lay about his influences, working methods, the need for historians to engage in public policy and...

Nick Poyntz looks at the opportunities offered to historians by text mining, the use of computer programmes to examine concordances and divergences...

At a time of widespread concern about the patriotism of 'economic migrants' and political refugees, Peter Barber tells the story of one 19th-century ...

In early 1907 the peasants of Romania rose up against feudal laws, wealthy landowners and the agents who kept them living in penury and...

Against all odds, sales of books soared in the first decade of the Internet. Although high street bookshops, both chains and independents, are now struggling (...

Seventy years after the Battle of Britain, Richard Overy looks behind the myth of a vulnerable island defended by a small band of fighter pilots to give...

Richard Cavendish remembers the first performance of Porgy and Bess.

Andrew Robinson reviews a book about British publishing in the twentieth century.


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