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In the April Issue of History Today

By Paul Lay | Posted 13th March 2014, 10:37
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In the April edition of History Today, Chris Wrigley looks at how the cigarette became a symbol of comradeship and patriotism during the First World War, resulting in a massive expansion of the tobacco industry. 

Also in this issue:

  • Jessie Childs recounts a terrifying tale of exorcism in Elizabethan London;
  • James Romm looks at the life of Agrippina the Younger, the tiger mother of imperial Rome;
  • Suzannah Lipscomb celebrates Game of Thrones;
  • Clare Makepeace reports on the long campaign for compensation from Japan waged by British prisoners of war;
  • Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe recalls the fuss made of Garibaldi on his visit to Britain;
  • Edward Higgs draws historical comparisons between state surveillance today and in the age of the Tudors;
  • Sally Osborn considers the return of gout;
  • and Catherine Wanner and Hugh Small bring a historical perspective to recent events in Ukraine.

The April issue is in shops from March 20th. You can order it from our website or take out a subscription.

Alternatively, the digital edition for March is available to download from March 14th via the History Today app. New subscribers to the digital edition can get a 30-day risk free trial.

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