Volume 57 Issue 8 August 2007

Correspondence with the editor.

Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, explains how a seventeenth-century Duke stole her heart while she was still at university.

The independent Federation of Malaya came into being on August 31st, 1957.

The great English admiral died on August 17th, 1657.

Robert Fulton's North River Steam Boat (later named the Clermont) made a trial run up the Hudson from New York to Albany on August 17th, 1807.

Mark Bryant takes a look at a pioneering magazine that acted as a school for a whole generation of cartoonists. 

For the duration of the Second World War, the British fought a covert battle against a large-scale influx of forged bank notes that threatened to bust the economy. Marc Tiley traces the story of the largest counterfeiting scheme in history.

Our prehistoric ancestors survived rapid climate change and rising temperatures as extreme as those we face today, says Kate Prendergast. What can they tell us about global warming?

Lucy Riall discusses the life and career of the Italian nationalist and soldier Giuseppe Garibaldi, and the circumstances by which he became the first celebrity of the modern political age.

Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen look at how the King of Rock’n’Roll managed his rule during the cultural shifts of the 1960s.

Is the US President as a republican substitute for royalty? Frank Prochaska explores the relationship between George III and the Founding Fathers, and the constitutional and ceremonial continuities between Britain and America. 

As Britain gets used to the ban on smoking in public spaces, Virginia Berridge looks at the way attitudes to public health have changed in the last fifty years, particularly among the medical profession.

Richard Barber describes the discoveries he made when Channel Four’s Time Team uncovered Edward III’s huge circular building at the heart of Windsor Castle.

Charles Hind looks at the work of one of the most influential architects in the world, in his home city of Vicenza, northern Italy.

Neil Faulkner and Nick Saunders, Co-directors of the Great Arab Revolt Project, tell how a recent field trip to southern Jordan sheds light on the theories and exploits of T.E. Lawrence.

Peter Furtado meets Robert Opie, chronicler of everyday life, who will be opening the doors of his treasure-trove museum of ephemera for a special event for History Today readers next month.

York Membery interviews the eminent historian Norman Stone about his life in Turkey and his latest book.

Towards the end of his career with a radio microphone, the old Yorkshire fast bowler Fred Truman was notorious for his less-than-helpful commentary on the cricket.