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JULY 2011

FEATURES

22 Traders and crusaders Thomas Asbridge explains how relations between medieval Christians and Muslims could often be cordial

32 The trouble with luxury Michael Scott explores the problematic nature of conspicuous wealth in ancient Greece

36 If King Alfred was great, was Æthelstan even greater? Sarah Foot considers the very different reputations of two Anglo-Saxon kings

43 The decline and fall of the British empire From the Festival of Britain to the Suez Crisis, Denis Judd charts the demise of the world’s largest empire

50 Images of empire Ashley Jackson and David Tomkins show how British imperialism was represented in visual form

56 Hitler’s secret weapon Joe Maiolo on the deadly rockets and flying bombs with which the Nazis hoped to devastate London

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8 Letters

10 Milestones: It happened in July

New s 14 Breaking news 17 News from the journals 18 World news in context: Syria

29 Big days in history by Dominic Sandbrook

35 Opinion by Amanda Vickery

55 Changing times by Chris Bowlby

61 Book reviews 10 new history books reviewed

75 TV&Radio What’s on in July

Out&About 78 Where history happened: Canals 84 100 Places that Made Britain: Dunfermline Abbey 86 Ten things to do this month 88 Ye olde travel guide: Constantinople in 976

Miscellany 93 Q&A: Your historical questions answered 96 Prize crossword: Win The Medieval World Complete 97 Puzzles

98 My history hero by James Holland

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