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Ac7d6ae4836b778c0e45d9f73deed0cb Delia @Delia - over 2 years ago
Saving Face | History Today
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54935a891902e2aabfc16d0ef9ab31da Americo @Americo - almost 3 years ago
Lords in the Light | History Today
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Eb0f1753654cff1630386503eeba7c5d Bobby @Bobby - about 1 year ago
The Water of Life | History Today
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Cc9f6ece4882994c85a7dc0305a4b841 Marjory @Marjory - about 3 years ago
Stop Press | History Today
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292890d964de1c8eba1a56fae0ed91c0 Alexzander @Alexzander - over 3 years ago
The Postwar History of a Nazi Film
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24490084fc6f12363038e6f513dd8ace Myles @Myles - almost 2 years ago
Love on the Wire | History Today
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0a3d7829480267a63997ae3c91bb2ebe Adelia @Adelia - almost 2 years ago
Good as Gold | History Today
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Aafc872a384e36f0c748991d0e7580c6 Minnie @Minnie - over 3 years ago
The Culinary Enlightenment | History Today
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192059156a7075f96be3d979645bdbcc Zackery @Zackery - over 3 years ago
Medieval Minims | History Today
mimi numinum niuium minimi munium nimium uini muniminum imminui uiui minimum uoluntWhile admittedly bizarre, this medieval Latin sentence is nevertheless perfectly comprehensible. It has been translated as: The very short mimes of the gods of snow do not at all wish that ...continued
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4a267f11de75663a48a0fdf6365ffa8c Elvie @Elvie - over 3 years ago
Who’s the Reader? | History Today
When we picture the libraries of the Middle Ages, we see heavy tomes chained to wooden benches, far away from an accessible open space. It is a place forbidden, guarded jealously by the hooded librarian of The Name of the Rose, Malachi of Hildesheim – a domain of men. No ...continued
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2f3192374c3e88221a336dc5d319c4a3 Zetta @Zetta - over 3 years ago
Pilgrims Processed | History Today
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367ec04c80b95de4cfdf036599b35350 Garnet @Garnet - over 3 years ago
A Stand on the Streetcar
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7bcb1d07c0ef7a8d3ef21a145cb66a5c Giovanni @Giovanni - over 2 years ago
Playing Saints | History Today
If we believe the documents that appeared in the Kingdom of Naples in the 1650s, there lived in the 12th century a giant named Giovanni Calà. He was so strong that he could kill ferocious beasts with his bare hands. As a soldier in Emperor Henry VI’s army, Giovanni not on...continued
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2f3192374c3e88221a336dc5d319c4a3 Zetta @Zetta - over 3 years ago
A Queen on Trial | History Today
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1adaf62f6727e453ef8e84f05a069975 Oren @Oren - over 2 years ago
All that Glitters | History Today
Burgundy is a word that conjures up the richness of red velvets and old wines, as well as the French region from which they both derive. In the Middle Ages this Burgundy was one of three lands known by that name: there was the Kingdom of Burgundy, located in modern Proven...continued
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C8fdc7c246b9dd38f4ef160727d6eec5 Monserrat @Monserrat - 2 months ago
Life and Land in Anglo-Saxon England
‘Understand that you will have to leave your temporary dwelling, your home and native land. It is not known where your lord will send you then, when you can no longer enjoy life, a home in your own country, as you did before.’ This is a quotation from an anonymous Anglo-S...continued
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6ede9b368e706f8b5e5082140d4d45d9 Moises @Moises - about 3 years ago
The Spy, The Enigma | History Today
George Blake, who died last year aged 98, is less well known than his fellow spies educated at Cambridge. He was not recruited by his peer group, he operated alone, he was not part of the Establishment and perhaps, as a result, he was treated more harshly than his fellow ...continued
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5f2a5d252075b249ec8e8890761ce609 Arvid @Arvid - over 3 years ago
Castro’s Honeymoon | History Today
In September 1960 – in the second year of his rule and only seven months before the Bay of Pigs invasion – Fidel Castro travelled to New York. His visit included a landmark speech at the United Nations General Assembly and his first meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khru...continued
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192059156a7075f96be3d979645bdbcc Zackery @Zackery - over 3 years ago
Flannelled Fools | History Today
Bill Shankly may have been kidding when he remarked that some supporters think ‘football is a matter of life and death, but I assure you, it’s much more serious than that’. Yet it is impossible to understand the English people without an appreciation for the place of spor...continued
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4a267f11de75663a48a0fdf6365ffa8c Elvie @Elvie - over 3 years ago
Through a Glass Darkly | History Today
Over the years Hugh Johnson has had a crack at just about everything when it comes to wine writing and in most cases he got there first. His was the first small-format annual guide, his was the first atlas. He is certainly not the first person to write a history of wine –...continued
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61d3ff630fa6a556085f59f9ba20938e Assunta @Assunta - over 2 years ago
Everyday Misery | History Today
The life stories compiled by the Polish journalist Margo Rejmer in Mud Sweeter Than Honey resemble, at times, Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell in their escalating violence, contempt, lies, brutality and emptiness. These were the punishments that Enver Hoxha’s communist regime...continued
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8bc9d6e15b3458e41c925e171d8de6d8 Jany @Jany - over 3 years ago
Taking Note | History Today
Six years ago I wrote a column for this magazine on the need for a code of conduct for historians, provoked by a series of inaccuracies repeated by successive writers and sloppy administrative errors that I had come across in my research. I suggested 11 practices to safeg...continued
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422f200971248def7ffc1673a54fa3cb Grayce @Grayce - 5 months ago
On the Spot: Levi Roach
Why are you a historian of medieval Europe? The Middle Ages are the goldilocks period: enough sources that discoveries remain possible, but not so many that you lose perspective.What’s the most important lesson history has taught you? That people at any given time are unl...continued
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B1adb7ec7ad84fbf0007aae5b870eb61 Alan @Alan - 4 months ago
On the Spot: Courtney J. Campbell
Why are you a historian of Latin America? Studying languages led me from Michigan to Paraguay and then Brazil. I became interested in the history of US presence in the region.What’s the most important lesson history has taught you? Small things matter.Which history book h...continued
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6ede9b368e706f8b5e5082140d4d45d9 Moises @Moises - about 2 years ago
No Grand Plan | History Today
On 4 August 1540 Thomas Epsam, a former Benedictine monk at Westminster, was brought before the justices at Newgate. He had been a prisoner for three years, but still ‘he wold not aske the kynges pardon nor be sworne to be true to him’, the chronicler Edward Hall wrote. E...continued
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