The Historian 153: The Baltic

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 5th May 2022


4 Reviews

5 Editorial (Read article for free)

8 The Duchy of Courland and a Baltic colonial venture across the ocean – John Freeman (Read article)

12 After the revolution: did Cromwell, Washington and Bonaparte betray revolutionary principles? – Gregory Gifford (Read article)

18 From Lithuania to Lancashire: life and death in the pursuit of freedom – Simon Bromiley (Read article)

23 Reviews

24 Harriet Kettle, Victorian rebel – Andy Reid (Read article)

28 How Sweden almost became a nuclear-armed state – and why it didn’t – Naman Karl-Thomas Habtom (Read article)

33 History in the News

34 Flight from Kabul: a historical perspective – Matt Jux-Blayney (Read article)

40 Sweden’s forgotten revolution – Nicolas Kinloch (Read article)

47 History Abridged: Salt mines in Eastern Europe – Paula Kitching (Read article)

50 My Favourite History Place: The Musée Carnavalet, Paris – Seán Lang (Read article)

54 Real Lives: Rebecca West – Paula Kitching (Read article)

56 Out and About in Stockholm – Nicolas Kinloch (Read article)

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Cover image: The Bernardine Church in Vilnius, Lithuania, with St Anne's Church in the background 

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