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Volume 56 Issue 10 October 2006

October 7th, 1956

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October 22nd, 1806

Sylvia Pankhurst was taken to the women's gaol at Holloway on October 24th, 1906.

Cartoon historian Mark Bryant looks at the career of Victor Weisz (Vicky), for whom the Hungarian Uprising and its repression by Soviet tanks proved a political turning-point and the catalyst for some of his most powerful cartoons.

John D. Niles reports on the search for the real ­location of the Heorot, the hall where Beowulf feasted before fighting the monster Grendel.

Gabriel Ronay remembers the dramatic days of October 1956 when, as a student in Budapest, he was at the heart of the protests against the Soviet occupation.

Michael Simmons has been back to Budapest as it prepares to commemorate the anniversary of the 1956 Uprising, and finds many questions still unanswered.

William Kuhn considers some of the ways a look at Benjamin Disraeli’s sexuality challenges our idea of the Victorians and the man himself.

The US Supreme Court looks likely to overturn the Federal law on abortion. Nicholas Hill and Peter Ling look at the political background to the legal argument.

As part of the ongoing debate over Black History Month, Tristram Hunt asks for greater dialogue between politicians and academics concerning the place of history in modern Britain.

Matthew Greenhall looks at the place of Scots in the economic and social life of Newcastle and the surrounding areas in the late Stuart and early Hanoverian years.

In the Iraq war a radical Muslim group claimed that they prefer to attack black American soldiers, because ‘To have Negroes occupying us is a particular humiliation. Sometimes we aborted a mission because there were no Negroes’*. As Dick van Galen Last shows here, such prejudices were also common in the 20th century when an occupation by black soldiers was considered an exceptional humiliation: in the years after the Great War the German people called it the Black Shame.

Charlie Cottrell previews the result of an international collaboration that brings the works of Rodin to the Royal Academy.

Hugh Purcell finds stirring memories of the British Raj in this thriving city, a far cry from its dreadful reputation of a generation ago.

Barry Turner, editor of the Statesman’s Year Book, describes how this venerable reference book came into being.

Deborah Hayter argues why family and local history archives should be prevented from being sold abroad and, whenever possible, remain accessible in the region where they were created.

Craig Thompson, Executive Producer, World Congress of History Producers announces this year’s Congress produced in association with History Today.

Peter Furtado welcomes a major exhibition of the great painter of Henry VIII and his court at Tate Britain.

The coincidence, or otherwise, of memory and history has been a fruitful field for study for several years now, and one that has proved to be fraught with controversy and alarm.

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