History Today

History Today is a monthly magazine published by History Today, Ltd. Founded in 1951, it is owned by Andy Patterson and has a circulation of roughly 30,000 subscribers. Headquarters are based in London, England.The magazine, which is geared towards teachers, students, and those with an interest in history, publishes essays written by some leading history scholars covering myriad periods, regions, topics, and themes in history. It is available in print and online.The print version was founded by Brendan Backen, who worked as the Minister of Information during World War II. He was also the publisher of the Financial Times. Currently, both print and online versions are published under the vision and guide of editor-in-chief, Paul Lay.History Today offers readers articles ranging from atomic medicine to the rise and fall of empires. Each essay comes with illustrations selected by picture editor Sheila Corr. The web edition includes a news digest from web editor, Kathryn Hadley.Subscribers can buy an annual subscription for either the web or print version. Web subscribers can also purchase access to articles from the publication's archives dating back to 1980. The magazine also has a sister publication, History Review, which is aimed at students and is published three times each year.

Articles from Vol. 43, March

Challenging 'Common Sense.' (Independent Labour Party's 100th Anniversary)
* One hundred years ago, on January 13th, 1893, around 120 delegates -- mainly young working-class men from the industrial north and Scotland, but als including the Fabian activist and playwright, George Bernard Shaw -- came to a conference at Bradford...
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Churchill and the Monarchy
|You are Monarchial No. 1 and value tradition, form and ceremony.' But was Clementine Churchill's encomium of her husband always reflected in Winston's personal relations with Britain's kings and queens over six decades? Philip Ziegler presents an...
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Freeing the Streets of Victorian London
* Victorian values are perhaps less fashionable in 1993 than they were in 1983, but the political debate in many respects retains its flavour of deja vu. One issue to rear its head recently has been that of privatised pay roads or turnpikes, about...
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French Elections, 1789-1848
As France's voters prepare to elect a new legislative assembly this month, Malcolm Crook reflects on the apprenticeship of democracy in the first half-century after the Revolution. When the French people go to the polls this month, to elect a new...
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Goodbye Columbus? Canada's Chains of History
* With relief some historians are glad that 1992 is now a thing of the past, for the year carried with it all the apparent guilt of five centuries of European expansion and all the unanswered charges of the tyranny of imperialism. 1992 was the year...
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Money and Power: America and Europe in the 20th Century
Money makes the world go around: Kathleen Burk looks at how the Yankee dollar transferred influence from the Old World to the New. The international power of the United States in the twentieth century has been grounded in its economic strength....
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Preston's Stitches in Time
* A patchwork history of the women of Preston is quite literally being quilted and sewn up in an arts project called |Pieces of History', launched last year during the 1992 Preston Guild, and which celebrates its half-way mark on International Women's...
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Rendering Unto Caesar
* Two recent presidential decrees by Boris Yeltsin would seem to strengthen the position of the Russian Federation's major museum collections against restitution claims. At the same time a workable compromise has been reached with the Orthodox Church...
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Revenge in Kansas, 1863
Donald Gilmore tells the story of a raid and its bloody aftermath in the |No Man's land' of the American Civil War. The records of civil wars are sometimes little more than a victor's exclusive version of the truth. Once defeated, the vanquished...
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The Marquis of Antrim: A Stuart Turn-Kilt?
Hated by many, mistrusted by all: a fair verdict on Randal MacDonnell the man who wheeled and dealed across Scotland and Ireland in the troubled era of Civil War and Commonwealth? Jane Ohlmeyer puts the man in his geographical and cultural context...
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The Mechanics of Monarchy: Knighting Castile's King, 1332
Kings knight knights, but who knights kings? Peter Linehan looks at how Alfonso XI got round the problem and in the process strengthened his hold on his kingdom. At the Cortes of Valladolid in August 1325, the fifteen-year-old Alfonso XI of Castile...
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