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Articles from History Today (April 1, 2011)

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'Charlie will come again': Jacqueline Riding examines how a 19th-century painting, created almost 150 years after the Jacobite defeat at Culloden, has come to dominate the iconography of that event. Riding, Jacqueline Cover story 4074
'I really do not see the signal': April 2nd 1801. Cavendish, Richard 745
A huntsman's home: Richard Almond describes how some rare wall paintings help shed light on medieval hunting. Almond, Richard 1200
A reader returns. Schachter, Michael Letter to the editor 148
A sentimental education: James Boswell, Samuel Johnson's future biographer, found Glasgow a dull place. Yet it was at the city's university that he came into contact with the political economist Adam Smith, whose insights forced the student to grapple with competing claims on his conscience, as Robert Zaretsky explains. Zaretsky, Robert Report 4270
Ancient and modern. Hawkes, Nicholas Letter to the editor 318
Beauty and civilisation: as a major new exhibition on the Aesthetic Movement opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Richard Cavendish explores Bedford Park, the garden suburb inspired by the movement's ideals and Charlotte Crow previews the display. Cavendish, Richard 813
Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital 1939-45. Jones, Nigel Book review 948
Culture and Politics at the Court of Charles II: 1660-1685. Sharpe, Kevin Book review 595
Dr Trelawney's cabinet of historical curiosities: this month's subject: tears. Pollard, Justin 589
Eats roots and leaves: the quest for spiritual virtue through personal austerity drove many Eastern Christians to lead solitary lives as hermits surviving in the wilderness. Andrew Jotischky describes how indifference to food became an integral part of the monastic ideal in the Byzantine era, one revived in the West in the 11th and 12th centuries. Jotischky, Andrew Essay 3838
England's Ruritania: as the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton approaches Michael Bloch tells the story of one of the more unusual dynasties related to the Windsors. Bloch, Michael Essay 1566
Feeling Persecuted: Christians, Jews and Images of Violence in the Middle Ages. Rubin, Miri Book review 534
From the editor. Lay, Paul Editorial 598
King Farouk's succession in Egypt: April 28th 1936. Cavendish, Richard 335
Longman-History Today awards. Lay, Paul; Rubin, Miri; Black, Jeremy Book review 1185
Marriages divorced from reality: Jenifer Roberts looks at the series of 18th-century weddings which led the Portuguese royal family into dynastic crisis. Roberts, Jenifer 2251
Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of Music, Magic, Art and Arson in the Convents of Italy. Dunant, Sarah Book review 781
Reflections of empire: glittering monument to Britain's colonial achievement or fragile symbol of a fragmenting imperial dream? Jan Piggott charts the efforts to make Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace flourish as an 'Acropolis of Empire'. Piggott, Jan 4158
Removing root causes. West, Stewart Letter to the editor 249
Round & about: April 2011. 1794
Sana'a: city of the book: since its discovery in Yemen in 1972 a collection of brittle documents, believed to be among the earliest Koranic texts, has been the subject of fierce and divisive debate among scholars of Islamic history. MacMillan, Scott Report 3961
St Catherine of Siena canonised: April 29th 1461. Cavendish, Richard 452
The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900. Crow, Charlotte 397
The democratic delusion: much western commentary on the turmoil in the Arab world demonstrates historical ignorance. Stanley, Tim Editorial 713
The divine Dawkins. Weedon, Anthony Letter to the editor 175
The history of medicine as the history of pain. Bourke, Joanna 987
The people's peace. Kent, Bruce Letter to the editor 207
The power behind the throne: Stephen Alford admires a perceptive article on Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I's ally and consummate political fixer, by the distinguished Tudor historian Joel Hurstfield, first published in History Today in 1956. Alford, Stephen 730
The quiz. Brief article 259
Waves of revolution: in the light of current events in North Africa and the Middle East, David Motadel examines the increasing speed of popular rebellions around the world. Motadel, David 1069

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