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In the September issue of History Today

By Paul Lay | Posted 12th August 2011, 11:15
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In the September edition of History Today Raoul McLaughlin sheds new light on the great conflagration that all but destroyed Rome in AD 192; Tim Hannigan examines the British conquest of the Indonesia island of Java in 1811, which began the career of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore; Mira Bar-Hillel traces her father’s extraordinary career as a British soldier of the Jewish Brigade that proved crucial to the founding of the state of Israel; while Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Christ Church, Oxford, looks at the challenge of writing a biography of the first king of England, Æthelstan.

Plus, in the September edition: the Book Club choice is Michael Wood’s new paperback, The Story of England; we look at past press scandals; bitter divisions in the United States; controversy in the German Foreign Office; and the history of sexuality.

All this, plus the quiz, book reviews, the crossword, competitions and comments from our readers.

The issue goes on sale on August 18th; subscribe now to ensure you receive your copy.


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