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In the November issue of History Today

The Shroud of Turin, Joan of Arc's 'visions' and the invention of Total War.

Did Britain Fail Hong Kong?

Could Britain have done more in the years leading up to 1997 to ensure Hong Kong's freedoms?

Mirror Year: How Old Are You Really?

Chris Lowry puts a lifetime into historical perspective.

Our New Office

A few pictures of our suitably historic new abode.

Photography in Museums: The Eyes Have It

Paul Lay reflects on the fashion for taking photographs in museums and galleries.

Scotland's Referendum: Home Rule All Round?

Before discussing the possibility of Home Rule, Britain needs to get its 'House' in order, argues Naomi Lloyd-Jones.

In Good Company: Re-evaluating the legacy of the East India Company

How one company opened an entire sub-continent to economic and political development, with huge ramifications for India, Britain, and the world.

Johnson and Boswell in Africa

The time travellers explore the African interior with Burton and Speke.

In The Magazine

General Sherman’s March to the Sea

‘War is an uncivil game and can’t be civilised’, said one Union sergeant of General Sherman’s rampage through Georgia in 1864. Matt Carr discusses this turning point in the American Civil War and the historical legacy of the man behind it.

Historical Fiction Round-up: November 2014

Jerome de Groot rounds up recent releases.

The Origins of the Shroud of Turin

Charles Freeman, surprised by the lack of research into one of the great unsolved mysteries, reveals for the first time his groundbreaking examination into the creation of the venerated object.

A Cursyde Deede: Henry V and the Siege of Rouen

The siege of Rouen in 1418 was a brutal episode of medieval warfare, made worse by the fact that the city’s elderly and infirm were abandoned to a no man’s land. Daniel E. Thiery explains how the medieval mind justified such actions.

Man of the Stern Gang

Mira Bar-Hillel recalls the family friend who was once one of the controllers of the Zionist organisation responsible for the assassination of Britain’s minister resident in the Middle East.


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