Who's Who

Volume 36 Issue 11 November 1986

Model of Christian kingship or brigand Dane made good? Eric Christiansen examines the enigma of Canute.

Warriors but adaptors - the Vikings built on existing urban settlement to produce towns like York and Lincoln, prosperous and busy with domestic manufacture and international trade.

Paul Preston investigates the media and publishing trade in Spain.

'Woman's work is never done...' - a small team of women inspectors strove energetically in turn-of-the-century Britain to reduce excess hours and abuses in factory and home work.

Paul Dukes explores some of Hungary’s turbulent history and culture dating back to the thirteenth century.

'In trying to preserve the political conditions of international life, he allowed himself to become unscrupulous' - thirty years on Eden's coup de main against Nasser seems less untimely realpolitik and more moral dilemma.

Felix Barker reflects on the forgotten Low Countries war of 1586.

Roy Porter looks into medicine in Georgian England where sufferers from the 'Glimmering of the Gizzard' the 'Quavering of the Kidneys' and the 'Wambling Trot' could chose their cures from a cornucopia of remedies and nostrums doled out by an army of practitioners amongst whom flourished the quacks.

Ann Hills explores the recently opened Avoncroft Open Air Museum and its latest addition.

Ian Mitchell explores the Märkisches Museum devoted to the history of Berlin and the Mark Brandenburg.

A debate over the reconstruction or preservation of archaeological sites.

Peter Burke on a pioneering historian of 'spirit of the age', who pushed back the frontiers of cultural history.

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