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Volume 50 Issue 8 August 2000

August 2nd, 1100

August 5th, 1600

The soldier who liberated South America died on August 17th, 1850.

Steven Gunn looks at the condition of Britain at the beginning of the Tudor era, and finds a society that was increasingly cohesive, confident and cosmopolitan.

History Today’s review of current trends in historical study at British universities.

Erica Fudge explores a shift in attitudes towards bestiality in the sixteenth century and how this impinged on wider issues concerning human status.

Sarah Searight finds that, in the past as in the present, Caspian oil has produced political conflict as well as economic development.

Robert Bickers shows how the history of British and European imperialism in China helps explain the ferocious Boxer War of 1900.

The remains of the Roman fort of Segedunum, marking the eastern end of Hadrian’s wall and its new interpretation centre.

Wilbur Miller investigates the historical background to law enforcement in the United States.

David Chandler describes his first encounters with matters military that led him to abandon his plans to join the clergy to become a military historian.

John Marriott looks at attitudes to the London poor since the 17th century.

Harriet Jones considers the impact of the new Freedom of Information Act on students of contemporary history.

Richard Monte looks at the history and heritage on show in Kracow, one of the European Cities of Culture 2000.

A reflection on the life of this great historian, who died in April 2000.

Mike Corbishley explains how English Heritage, custodian of much of the best of England’s built historical environment, makes the past accessible to young minds