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Gordon Marsden

Gordon Marsden appreciates the long and brilliant career of the great historian of Tudor Britain.

Gordon Marsden, a former editor of History Today, reflects on the advertisements that helped to fund the first 20 years of this magazine’s publication and explores the wider messages they reveal about sexism, empire and swinging Britain during the 1950s and 1960s.

Gordon Marsden revisits Henry Fairlie's prescient obituary of Aneurin Bevan, first published in History Today in October 1960.

Henry Tudor invoked providence to gain his throne in 1485, but it was skilful use of heraldic and religious imagery, as well as promotion of the cult of Henry VI that ensured he retained it. In this Tudor anniversary year, Gordon Marsden looks at the miraculous reign of a clever king.

Gordon Marsden sees an identity of outlook between two writers generally seen as occupying opposite ends of the political spectrum in Britain.

Reflections from the editors of History Today, Rodina and Damals on the meaning of 1945.

The MP for Blackpool South and ex-editor of History Today describes how his early interest in history bewildered his family but proved ineradicable.

Gordon Marsden reviews a book by Geoffrey Parker

Gordon Marsden on the origins and future of the project to chart the history of the Houses of Parliament.

Gordon Marsden looks at how a Passion portrayal by one of the Middle Ages' most enigmatic painters, unlocks the door to the intense world of late medieval religious devotion.

Gordon Marsden reviews the millennium exhibition that challenges preconceptions about the European nation state.
Gordon Marsden on the Independent Labour Party centenary.

The life and times of Austria's grand old man, the Emperor Franz Joseph, via the Kaiservilla.

This special issue of History Today, marking forty years of publication of the magazine, is an attempt to reflect as many facets of its character and appeal as it is possible to muster within the covers of a single issue, explains Editor Gordon Marsden.

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