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Articles from History Today (January 1, 2011)

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A new guide to an old country: in writing a young person's history of Britain Patrick Dillon found himself wondering where myth ends and history begins. Dillon, Patrick 1324
A novel take on history. Fong, Natalie Letter to the editor 268
A very open intelligence: Asa Briggs has been associated with History Today from its beginning. In an interview to celebrate our 60th anniversary, he tells Paul Lay about his involvement with it, his new book on his days as a cryptographer and his passion for Blackpool. Lay, Paul Interview 1590
A Winter on the Nile. Waller, David Book review 517
Attlee: A Life in Politics. Beckett, Francis Book review 473
Bad science? Leahy, James Letter to the editor 126
Bottled up: Ian Bradley on the precarious past of a pure Worcestershire water. Bradley, Ian 998
Caliph Ali assassinated: January 24th 661. Cavendish, Richard Brief biography 458
Cleopatra. Tyldesley, Joyce Recommended readings 2287
Courtiers: The Secret History of Kensington Palace. Lipscomb, Suzannah Book review 402
Decade. Liptrot, Nick Book review 459
Dr Trelawney's cabinet of historical curiosities: this month's subject: gloves. Pollard, Justin 644
Edith Cavell: Diana Souhami. Bourke, Joanna Book review 628
Edward the Confessor canonised: January 5th 1161. Cavendish, Richard Brief biography 699
From the editor. Lay, Paul Editorial 474
Going soft on the weak: some historians romanticise the powerless to the point where they can do no wrong. This offers a moral threat to both the profession and the wider society, which must be challenged. Stanley, Tim 676
Henry VI: a misjudged king? Few English monarchs have such a poor reputation as Henry VI. Yet he was held in high regard by the Tudors, says Michael Hicks, despite losing the Wars of the Roses; a conflict whose troublesome legacy presented Henry VIII with his own difficulties, as Desmond Seward reveals on page 35. Hicks, Michael Biography 1793
How are the mighty fallen? The linguistic legacy of the King James Bible is immense. But, David Crystal discovers, it is not quite the fount of common expressions that many of its admirers believe it to be. Crystal, David 1028
January 1951: the first issue of History Today: Richard Cavendish pays tribute to History Today's founders and its remarkable continuity. Cavendish, Richard 762
Jerusalem: dark and satanic: Outremer, the crusader kingdom, and its capital Jerusalem entered a golden age during the 1130s. Simon Sebag Montefiore portrays its extraordinary cast of kings, queens, conquerors and criminals. Montefiore, Simon Sebag 4506
Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Gardiner, Juliet Brief article 288
Lucky notes. Batten, Alan H. Letter to the editor 393
Making classic television: as the TV series Ancient Worlds reaches its conclusion, its writer and presenter Richard Miles looks at the challenges of making a historical documentary. Miles, Richard 1232
Money Problems. Pavely, Ian Letter to the editor 205
Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt. Thomas, Sian Book review 581
Palmerston: A Biography. McWilliam, Rohan Book review 684
Ravilious in Pictures: The War Paintings. Gardiner, Juliet Book review 137
Round & about: January 2011. Calendar 1685
The birth of power dressing: at what point did it begin to matter what you wore? Ulinka Rublack looks at why the Renaissance was a turning point in people's attitudes to clothes and their appearance. Rublack, Ulinka Essay 3975
The extermination of the White Rose: in 1538, believing his kingdom to be under threat, Henry VIII brutally settled scores dating back to the dynastic conflicts of the 15th century, as Desmond Seward explains. Seward, Desmond Brief biography 820
The history man: between 1954 and 1958 Ann Moyal was a research assistant to the press baron Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook. Here she offers a personal recollection of the political mover and shaker as he embarked on a new phase of his career as a historian of his times. Moyal, Ann Biography 3457
The king's good book: four hundred years after it was first published, the Authorised Version of the Bible remains hugely influential, especially in the US. Derek Wilson examines its origins and its legacy. Wilson, Derek 3576
The Last White Rose: Dynasty, Rebellion and Treason--The Secret Wars Against the Tudors. De Lisle, Leanda Book review 499
The premiere of Der Rosenkavalier: January 26th 1911. Cavendish, Richard 337
The quiz. Brief article 284
The Romans in Britain: David Mattingly revisits an article by Graham Webster, first published in History Today in 1980, offering a surprisingly sympathetic account of Roman imperialism. Mattingly, David 785
The whole world in his hands: the death of Cabinet government has been a near constant theme of British politics in the 20th century. But it came closer to reality under the premiership of Tony Blair, argues Archie Brown. Brown, Archie 1367
Tolstoy: A Russian Life. Rappaport, Helen Book review 721
TV history: requiem or resurrection? Taylor Downing, one of the review judges of the recent History Today Grierson Trust award for best historical documentary, discusses this year's entries and the current state of history on the small screen. Downing, Taylor 2306
Unfair on the Normans. Hill, Martin Letter to the editor 159
What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West. Snape, Steven Book review 482

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