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Volume 63 Issue 11 November 2013

Roger Hudson expands on a photograph of an Edwardian excursion to the sites at Giza around 1910.

Proust's epic first appeared on November 14th, 1913.

Thomas Tompion, a master of time, died on November 20th, 1713.

The creator of modern Turkey died on November 10th, 1938.

Proust's epic first appeared on November 14th, 1913.

Thomas Tompion, a master of time, died on November 20th, 1713.

The creator of modern Turkey died on November 10th, 1938.

A new project to analyse the Hearth Tax returns of early modern London and Middlesex offers a revealing portrait of a growing but divided city in the midst of cataclysmic crises. Vanessa Harding explains.

The First World War precipitated a housing crisis in London, which affected all classes of the populace and had a profound effect on the capital, says Jerry White.

The investigation of President Kennedy’s murder was marked by serious blunders. As a result, the truth behind the assassination is unlikely to be known, says Peter Ling.

On the centenary of his birth, Martin Evans looks at the evolving legacy of the Algerian-born French writer Albert Camus

Though they are often seen as polar opposites,the architect of modern Germany and the great British Liberal statesman shared more in common than one might think. Roland Quinault draws comparisons.

Buildings like the Shard may look like heralds of the future, but they are part of a long history of idealistic urban planning, says Alexander Lee.

British democracy owes a debt to the country’s first civil rights movement, says Malcolm Chase.

Historians are becoming more ambitious in the breadth and depth of their coverage. Is there a danger that this will reduce the role of humans to a bit part? Not necessarily, says Paul Dukes.

Australia and the US were allies during the Second World War, though that wasn’t always apparent in the relationship between GIs and Diggers. This is the story of one especially bitter encounter.

Philip Baker reassesses an article from 1967 on Cromwell and the Levellers, which challenged the orthodoxies of the times.

British democracy owes a debt to the country’s first civil rights movement, says Malcolm Chase.

Historians are becoming more ambitious in the breadth and depth of their coverage. Is there a danger that this will reduce the role of humans to a bit part? Not necessarily, says Paul Dukes.

Australia and the US were allies during the Second World War, though that wasn’t always apparent in the relationship between GIs and Diggers. This is the story of one especially bitter encounter.

Robert Gildea examines the enduring and divisive debate surrounding the reputation of the French emperor who anticipated the best and the worst of the 20th century.

Stephen Cooper and Ashley Cooper consider how the deeds of Richard III, still controversial today, were judged by his contemporaries.

Nicholas Henshall examines the politics of aristocratic culture in Europe between 1650 and 1750.

Marilyn V. Longmuir looks at the historical background to the Burmese obsession with pristine bank notes.