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In the December issue of History Today

By Paul Lay | Posted 15th November 2012, 11:14
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In the December edition of History Today Jonathan Hughes examines the magical world of the ill-fated Richard II and explores the meaning behind an extraordinary image of his reign, one that could be regarded as the most mysterious and haunting in all of English art.

Also in this issue:

  • Julie Peakman looks at the 18th century’s inexhaustible appetite for erotic literature;
  • Helen Szamuely looks at the life and work of Yelena Molokhovets, Russia’s answer to Mrs Beeton;
  • Adam Rovner investigates the attempt to forge a Jewish homeland in Angola;
  • Derek Wilson looks at the rehabilitation of Thomas Cromwell in light of Hilary Mantel's award-winning books;
  • Janet Ravenscroft examines attitudes towards disability at the Spanish Habsburg court;
  • And Erica Fudge and Richard Thomas explore relationships between people and domestic animals in early modern England.

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If you can't wait that long, the new issue is already available via our tablet edition, which you can download on your iPad, Android device or Kindle Fire.


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