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Volume 65 Issue 9 September 2015

Roger Hudson details the rebuilding of the world’s first theme park in south London in 1853.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson passed her medical exams on 28 September 1865.

The Paleolithic illustrations were found on 12 September 1940.

The Stuart banner was raised on 6 September 1715.

The man born Lev Bronstein was attacked on August 20th, 1940. He died the following day.

Behind the beautiful work of the ‘Father of Glasgow’ lay a deep and lasting love.

There are too few solidly written, accessible books on the situation of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma (GTR) populations in the UK and mainland Europe...
Exactly who were the ‘perfect wives’ of the 1950s? Were they the drably dressed women still queuing for food up to a decade after the Second World...

The Nazis believed that Islamic forces would prove crucial wartime allies. But, as David Motadel shows, the Muslim world was unwilling to be swayed by the Third Reich's advances.

The extent to which Britons were involved in slave-ownership has been laid bare by a project based at University College London. Katie Donington shows how one family profited.

Bulgaria suffered a swift and devastating defeat in the First World War, due, G.D. Sheppard argues, to its peasant leader-in-waiting’s shrewd use of propaganda.

Britain’s American colonies were widely thought to be peopled by miscreants and ‘desperate villains’. Rachel Christian describes the reality for those who found a new life across the Atlantic.

With the BBC Charter renewal in the news, Taylor Downing recommends studies of the institution’s past, present and future.

The Civil War began in Scotland, so why did its radical ideas not appear to take hold north of the border?

The monumental city of Persepolis was the pride of the Persian empire until its destruction by fire. Richard Stoneman revisits its builders, Darius and Xerxes, and their role in its construction.

One of the most brilliant intellectuals of his age, Isaiah Berlin voiced impeccably liberal views.  Yet were his political beliefs compromised by some unsavoury associations?

The neglected life of a political idealist, whose 30-year ordeal, hidden from the world, spans a period of momentous change in Spain. 

Far from a static system, Anglo-Saxon personal names reflected societal changes.

The quest for justice for maligned figures in our past forces us to question the notion of historical truth and objectivity.

Poorly paid and treated with contempt, the plight of early career researchers in the humanities is the result of a systemic betrayal of a generation of academics, argues Mathew Lyons.