History Today New Year Sale

Volume 36 Issue 2 February 1986

Ruthless militarists who extinguished a more thoughtful and sophisticated culture? Or synthesisers of genius who gave England a new lease of life in focusing its attention on Continental Europe? R. Allen Brown weighs profit and loss from the events of 1066.

J K Elliot examines sources on the New Testament and early Christians.

Transition in art and kingship, between medieval and Renaissance Europe, characterises the first Tudor's memorial.

The Angevin Empire may have come about by a mixture of luck and calculation, but skill and respect for local custom were required for Henry II to preserve it intact.

'More like sovereign heads of state than servants of the same British Crown' - the rivalry and 'diplomacy' of imperial proconsuls hampered the creation of Nigeria between 1900 and 1914.

'Politics didn't matter': the ordinary Germany often insulated himself from the tensions of the Third Reich by concentrating on its work and leisure benefits.

Nigel Saul takes a look at the significance of the Norman conquest.

David Starkey explores one of his favourite museum galleries, in south London.

Domesday's facelift for its 900th birthday reflects modern scholarship's changing taste as well as the new priorities of conservation.

Stephen Williams investigates the excavations at Leadenhall Court of the surviving portion of Roman London’s Forum- Basilica.

How an all-American celebration evolved from the pre-Lent carnivals of the Old World.