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Volume 36 Issue 1 January 1986

Historians grapple with a difficult subject.

Elizabeth Hallam reflects on the usage and abusage of William the Conqueror's Domesday book.

Mark Kishlansky discusses the change for historians with the ever increasing use of computers.

Without their Welsh connections, the Tudors could never have made good their rags-to-riches ascent to the English throne, argues Peter R. Roberts.

John Palmer explores the new development of computerising the Domesday day book and what the effects will be.

Michael Lee questions the use of using political historical sources.

Domesday Book nudges Magna Carta for the title of best-known official document in English history. Yet apart from its extraordinary scope and speed of compilation, much about the book has remained obscure or unnown. 

Competing interests as much as ideology fuelled the functioning of the Third Reich, augmented by forced labour and the plunder of Occupied Europe.

Editor Gordon Marsden rounds up what is to come in History Today, 1986.

A round up of the latest texts on the complex subject of the Norman Conquest.

David Cannadine raises questions about the transition from student life into the working world

Paul Rich argues that while the official response to post-war immigration was slow to develop, the tensions and white backlash of the late fifties marked its emergence as a national political issue.