The Historian 155: Women and power

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 24th November 2022


4 Reviews

5 Editorial (Read article)

6 Elizabeth I: ‘less than a woman’? – Tracy Borman (Read article)

12 A woman’s place is in the castle: two besieged noblewomen in medieval Scotland – Morvern French and Iain A. MacInnes (Read article)

17 Taj ul-Alam Safiatuddin Syah: a trailblazing Islamic queen – Khadija Tauseef (Read article)

20 Excluded by men? Joanna the Mad, patriarchy and a charge of insanity – Glyn Redworth (Read article)

26 Tudor queens: power, identity and gender – Gregory Gifford (Read article)

32 Archive article: Empires of Gold – Eamonn Gearon (Read original article, The Historian 113, Spring 2012)

37 HA short courses

38 Coming up at the HA Virtual Branch

39 Reviews

40 Real Lives: Anna Wessels Williams (1863–1954): forgotten pioneer of microbiology – Patrick J. Pead (Read article)

42 The rise and fall of Nauru – Aadam Patel (Read article)

44 Mountbatten in retirement: the abortive trip to rebel Rhodesia – Adrian Smith (Read article)

47 What did ‘Mature Socialism’ mean for the Soviet Union? – David Shipp (Read article)

51 My Favourite History Place: Sawley Abbey – Steve Illingworth (Read article)

54 History Abridged: London’s women statues – James Sewry (Read article)

56 Out and About in Hull’s Old Town – Sylvia Usher (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: Queen Mary I © National Portrait Gallery, London

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