The Historian 154: Jubilee

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 25th August 2022


4 Reviews

5 Editorial  (Read article for free)

6 (Un)exceptional women: queenship and power in medieval Europe – Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Storey (Read article)

10 Dress becomes her: the appearance and apparel of Elizabeth II – Benjamin Linley Wild (Read article)

15 Reviews

16 The throne and the fairy tellers – Nicholas Jubber (Read article)

21 Robespierre: a reluctant terrorist? – William Doyle (Read article)

26 HA – Jubilee Activities: The Great Debate 2022

28 Tourism: the birth and death of the little Welsh town? – Millie Punshon (Read article)

30 70 years – 70 ‘things’ that tell our story – Paula Kitching (Read article)

36 The Wolfson Prize for History at 50 – Paula Kitching (Read article)

41 History Abridged: Balmoral – James Sewry (Read article)

42 My Favourite History Place: the Berlin Wall – David Wilson (Read article)

46 Real Lives: Who was Sir John Steell? – Carolyn O’Hara (Read article)

50 Out and About in Madagascar – Nicolas Kinloch (Read article)

Regular features: Access all past editions of our regular features Real Lives, History Abridged, My Favourite History Place and Out & About

Cover image: Thirteenth-century miniature of Queen Urraca presiding at Court from Tombo A codex Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

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