Who's Who

Volume 32 Issue 12 December 1982

Personal experiences of the Second World War in Britain, how and why they should be used and what do they contribute to official histories of the conflict.

Changes in the structure of the Court and the emergence of religion as a major political issue curbed the influence of faction in the later Tudor period. But it was not eliminated; the last decade of Elizabeth's reign, argues Simon Adams, saw the greatest faction-struggle of the sixteenth-century.

The publication of Exploring the Urban Past edited by David Cannadine and David Reeder, The Rise of Suburbia edited by F.M.L. Thompson and The English Terraced House by Stefan Muthesius, occasions Robert Thorne to reflect on the burgeoning interest of historians in suburban history.

As with his mentor, Christopher Wren, it is only necessary to look around, explains Bryan Little, to see the monuments to James Gibbs, that prolific early eighteenth-century architect.

In this article, the complex relationship between England and the Principality is reflected, as D. Huw Owen traces the claimants of this title from 1245 to 1490, when Henry VII's son, Arthur, was proclaimed Prince of Wales.

In the last days of his life, explains William S. McFeely, Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War General and twice President of the United States, sat on the porch of his home at Mount McGregor writing the story of his life.

Garibaldi came to England on a brief visit in 1864 and provided inspiration and a battle-cry for English radicalism. Yet in the 100 years since his death, argues John A. Davis, his image has mellowed into that of a liberal hero.

Guiseppe Garibaldi, the Italian patriot and legendary hero of the risorgimento, died in 1882. His style of leadership - and his famous red shirts - explains Malcolm Deas, were a legacy of his South American experienced and proved an inspiration to Latin-American radicals for many generations.

Judith Brown surveys the relevant literature for understanding Indian society and history.

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