The Historian 151: Branches

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 11th November 2021


4 Reviews

5 Editorial (Read article)

8 Cinderella dreams: young love in postwar Britain – Carol Dyhouse (Read article)

14 The secret diaries of William Wilberforce – John Coffey (Read article)

20 Old age care in the time of crisis: London in the sixteenth century – Christine Fox (Read article)

25 The cultural biography of opium in China – Zheng Yangwen (Read article)

30 Petit’s impact on our understanding of Victorian life and culture – Tiffany Igharoro (Read article)

35 Reviews

36 A woman of masculine bravery: the life of Brilliana, Lady Harley (1598–1643) – Sara Read (Read article)

40 Real Lives: The Russian hermit of Cornwall’s caves – James C. Pearce (Read article)

42 Do you really think that France is you! Capturing public opinion during the Paris Commune of 1871 – Jason Jacques Willems (Read article)

50 History in the News

52 My Favourite History Place: Queen Square, Bath – Mike Short (Read article)

54 History Abridged: The City of Alexandria (Read article)

56 Out and About in South London: offspring of the Stink – Flora Wilton Tregear (Read article)

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

Cover image: A barricade constructed by Communard National Guards on 18 March 1871. Musée Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris.

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