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Articles from History Today (August 1, 2006)

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250 years of Britons overseas. Brief article 102
A newspaperman in Madrid: David Wurtzel has been reading the diary of Lester Ziffren, the United Press correspondent in Madrid who, seventy years ago this month, witnessed the start of the Spanish Civil War. Wurtzel, David 1612
A very British massacre: David Anderson, Huw Bennett and Daniel Branch believe that the Freedom of Information Act is being used to protect the perpetrators of a war crime that took place in Kenya fifty years ago. Anderson, David; Bennett, Huw; Branch, Daniel 2600
Adlai Stevenson's second run: August 16th, 1956. Cavendish, Richard 597
An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire 54BC-AD409. de la Bedoyere, Guy Book review 1021
Belsen and the BBC: what wireless listeners learned: Richard Dimbleby's account of what he witnessed at Bergen-Belsen in April 1945--'the most horrible day of my life'--has acquired an iconic status in British popular memory. Less well known is the work of two other BBC programme-makers who made radio programmes about Belsen shortly after the camp's liberation. Suzanne Bardgett of the Imperial War Museum tells their story. Dimbleby, Richard 4241
Birth of Kier Hardie: August 15th, 1856. Cavendish, Richard Biography 599
Bolshevism and the British left. Bevir, Mark Book review 843
Cleopatra's make-over: cultural historian Lucy Hughes-Hallett considers how perceptions of Cleopatra have moved in the last decade and a half. Hughes-Hallett, Lucy 1313
Cold war. Schachter, M. Letter to the editor 330
Contrasting empires: J.H. Elliott looks at the differences--cultural, religious, ethnic and economic--between the Spanish and British approaches to their empires in the Americas, and asks how they turned out, both for the mother countries and for the colonies and states that eventually emerged from them. Elliot, J.H. 4068
Development threat. Brief article 144
Edwardian silver screen. Brief article 118
Give a fig for a dig. Brief article 158
Guy's Hospital. Sherwood, Marika Letter to the editor 160
Historians honoured. Brief article 174
History from the air: English Heritage celebrates 100 years of aerial photography. 557
If Love Were All ... The Story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd George. Pearce, Robert Book review 676
John Martin and the Prometheans: Max Adams looks at the works of the artist John Martin, his radical schemes to improve Victorian London, and his broad circle of friends at the forefront of political and cultural change in the first half of the 19th century. Adams, Max Biography 3653
John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty. Johnson, David Book review 785
Landscape and memory: Brian James revisits Ypres, where new ways of commemorating the events of the First World War are enthralling visitors of all generations. James, Brian 1465
Mackintosh reigns. Brief article 149
Manuscript retained. Brief article 101
Mary Magdalen and the Kings of France: Susan Haskins suggests that the authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and Dan Brown, who famously faced each in court earlier this year, are guilty of the same thing--writing bad fiction. Haskins, Susan 1808
Mary Queen of shots. Brief article 121
Morbid history: Tobias Grey uncovers interesting work in France that brings the latest forensic technology to the aid of historical mysteries. Grey, Tobias 1264
New US history law. Brief article 162
No terrorist. Shaham, Dan Letter to the editor 444
Pass it on. Furtado, Peter 403
Robespierre and the terror: Marisa Linton reviews the life and career of one of the most vilified men in history. Linton, Marisa Biography 3818
Round and about: August 2006. Calendar 874
Samuel Johnson prize. Brief article 131
Secrets of eternal youth: Chandak Sengoopta looks at how the discovery of hormones, the body's chemical messengers, revolutionized ideas of human nature and human potential in the twentieth century. Sengoopta, Chandak 3343
The Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State. Tillyard, Stella Book review 712
The Californian missions: Patricia Cleveland-Peck introduces a beautiful string of Spanish religious foundations. Cleveland-Peck, Patricia 1602
The Prussians invade Saxony: August 29th, 1756. Cavendish, Richard 406
The scourge of Napoleon. Bryant, Mark Biography 1509
Where was Brunanburh? Keppell, J.R.M. Letter to the editor 169
Who am I? Ostler, Jim Letter to the editor 193

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