Volume 51 Issue 4 April 2001

Bookish Delights

Douglas Johnson, historian of France and HT academic board member, explains how a youthful attraction to libraries opened doors for him.

Britain in 1950

Roland Quinault looks at the state of the islands immediately following the Second World War.

Dominion in the Landscape

 Lucy Marten-Holden, winner of the first Royal Historical Society / History Today award for the undergraduate dissertation of the year, explores the thinking behind the siting of the Norman castles of Suffolk.

Picturing History

Peter Burke describes how the study of visual sources has extended the range of historical enquiry.

The Shock of the New

Tony Aldous looks at the genesis and reception of the Royal Festival Hall, like us celebrating its 50th anniversary this spring.

The Battle of Copenhagen

Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of an important Scandinavian battle, which took place on April 2nd, 1801.