The Historian 147: The Historic Environment

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 4th December 2020


5 Editorial (Read article)

6 ‘The cradle of the Industrial Revolution’: landscapes of early textile Lancashire – Michael Winstanley (Read article)

12 The invisible building: what was the forgotten purpose of St. John’s in Bridgend? – Molly Cook (Read article)

16 Grave matters: what the landscape and architecture of Britain’s largest cemetery might tell us about Victorian values – Diana Laffin (Read article)

22 Architecture within the reach of all: Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and the Century Guild – Roisin Inglesby (Read article)

27 A (non-Western) history of versatility – Waqās Ahmed (Read article)

32 At home with Amanda Ira Aldridge – Stephen Bourne (Read article)

38 Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs – David Smith (Read article)

42 Paxton Chadwick – Geoff Smith (Read article)

44 My Favourite History Place: Barnard Castle – Paula Kitching (Read article)

46 History Abridged: POTUS – Paula Kitching (Read article)

49 Out and About on the Isle of Man: an island of history (Read article)

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Cover image: ‘Manchester from Kersal Moor’, by William Wyld, 1852 Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020

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