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Issue 48 March 2004

Ben Vessey introduces the man whose experiences in the 1930s affected his decision to launch a disastrous operation against Egypt in 1956.

Richard Wilkinson is impressed by a new study of the women’s movement.

Tim Black seeks to answer a question of momentous historical importance.

Edward Falshaw advises how our study of this important period can match the examiners’ agenda.

John Matusiak referees the debate about the influence of Henry VIII’s son.

Peter Anderson identifies the groups, the grievances and the events which started the war.

Robert Pearce introduces one of the most important – and misunderstood – thinkers of the 19th century.

Mark Rathbone looks at the role of the Supreme Court in the history of civil rights in the USA from 1865 onwards.

Richard Wilkinson exposes prejudice and myth in assessing the career of a key figure in modern French history.

Damian O’Connor examines the motives of the man who started the conflict.