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CONTENTS

JULY 2022

FEATURES

EVERY MONTH

20 The Watergate scandal Clifford Williamson delves into the murky events of 1972 that sparked a constitutional crisis – and the fall of US president Richard Nixon

29 British front doors Rachel Hurdley explains what the entrances to homes reveal about the hopes and fears of the nation over the centuries

34 Normans in Africa Levi Roach explores a little-known and short-lived Norman attempt to forge a north-African kingdom in the 12th century

42 New light on the Dark Ages Michael Wood examines the latest discoveries about life in England before the Norman conquest

50 Russian Civil War Antony Beevor tells Rob Attar about the turbulent years of conflict, hunger and repression in Russia that followed the revolutions of 1917

58 Into the wild In the seventh part of our series on the history of the BBC, David Hendy looks at the evolution of the broadcaster’s pioneering natural history films

63 Accessorising the past Cordula van Wyhe and Susan Vincent discuss how buckles, buttons and other adornments expressed historical attitudes

This month in history

7 History news 10 Michael Wood on the long memory of Iraqi Jews 12 Anniversaries 17 Hidden Histories 18 Letters

48 Q&A Your history questions answered

Books

70 Interview: Lindsey Fit zharris on a First World War pioneer of facial reconstruction surgery 74 New history books reviewed

Encounters 8 2 Diary: What to see and do this month 8 8 Explore: Stuart royal homes 9 4 Travel: Granada, Spain

96 Prize crossword

98 My histor y hero

Chef and author Nisha Katona chooses Samuel Pepys

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