April 2016


The April issue of History Today is out now on the app. Download it today and read a free preview.

In this issue:

  • What the Holy Roman Empire, which embodied the idea of a unified Europe for more than a millennia, can tell us about the continent’s future
  • How Britain lost its American colonies
  • Shakespeare’s maps of the Mediterranean
  • The Easter Rising, and why Irish nationalist Roger Casement is an uneasy presence in his country’s history
  • The ‘Hippomania’ of 19th-century London
  • A history of Europe’s penal colonies
  • Plus: dazzle-ships, Russia in the Great War, Genghis Khan, Henry VIII, Thomas More's Utopia, historical fiction and more

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