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Volume 51 Issue 10 October 2001

The election on 25 October 1951 marked the end of six years of Labour government. 

The Danish astronomer died on October 24th, 1601.

John D. Pelzer shows the connections between jazz, youth and the German Occupation.

The founder of the Carthusian Order died on 6 October, 1101.

Nicholas Orme investigates toys, games and childhood in the Middle Ages.

Matthew Hughes on new evidence on the 1961 death of the UN Secretary-General.

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of modern Ireland and biographer of Yeats.

Roy Porter opens our new series on Picturing History, based on a series of lectures organised in conjunction with Reaktion Books, and shows how 18th-century images of the medical profession flow over into the work of political caricaturists.

Ron Noon explains the birth and examines the impact of a potent symbol of free enterprise.

Anthony Fletcher outlines the Victoria County History's exciting plans for a new century.

Rosalind D’Eugenio reviews 300 years of academic history.

Richard Monte presents the forthcoming Polish film adaptation of Quo Vadis.

Charles Saumarez Smith, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, reflects on some of the issues raised by the exhibition 'Painted Ladies: Women at the Court of Charles II'.

David Dean looks at an Ontario exhibition presenting a new image of the Bard.

W.A. Coupe explores the polarised opinions aroused by the 'Iron Chancellor', as revealed in the German press.

John Laurence presents a Reporter’s View of Vietnam.

Sean Lang has built his passion for history on several key experiences, both in terms of teaching and learning.

Churchill became PM for a second time on October 26th, 1951, only a month away from his 77th birthday.