The Second World War formally ended on May 8th, 1945. Here, Adam Tooze examines the events in Germany that ignited the Second World War. Did Hitler intend to provoke a general war over Poland in September 1939?
Volume 56 Issue 11 November 2006
Philip Mould is an art dealer, author and broadcaster specializing in the discovery of lost antique portraiture. This month he opens a major gallery in Dover Street, London.
Segregation on buses in Alabama officially ended on November 13th, 1956.
The astronomer was born on November 8th 1656.
Richard Cavendish remembers the events of November 2nd, 1906.
History does not reveal the identity of the masked executioner who severed Charles I’s head from his body, or of his assistant who held it up to the waiting crowd. Geoffrey Robertson QC re-examines the evidence.
Cartoon historian Mark Bryant looks at the career of the Dutch cartoonist whose searing indictment of German atrocities in the First World War won him plaudits from governments on two continents.
A.J. Stockwell looks at the political fallout of the Suez crisis, both at home and more widely in its effect on the British Empire.
Robert W. Thurston looks at the politics of demonology and rethinks attitudes to witches and women between 1400 and 1700.
Timothy Benson, whose new book explores how the Suez Crisis was viewed in the world’s press and by cartoonists in particular, here tells the story of a tumultuous year.