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APRIL 2012

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THE ROMANS

22 The Roman invasion: Whose side were the Britons on? Gillian Hovell considers the key questions of the Roman conquest

30 Canterbury’s other martyr Sarah Foot reveals how an 11th-century archbishop came to grief

32 Why the Seventies still matter It was the 1970s that forged today’s Britain, argues Dominic Sandbrook

34 Witness to the war Sir Max Hastings on braving the cold and Argentine bullets in the Falklands 30 years ago

40 “I find myself a traitor” Dan Jones contends that Shakespeare’s Richard II sticks closely to the historical record

THE ROMANS

44 Rome after dark Mary Beard discovers the thrills and perils that would await a Roman in the imperial city at night

THE ROMANS

52 The mystery of the Roman ‘princess’ Julian Richards investigates an unusual archaeological find

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56 Britain’s wartime intelligence factory Christopher Grey explains how Bletchley Park operated on a gigantic scale in the Second World War

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8 Milestones: It happened in April

News 12 Breaking news 14 News from the journals 17 News round-up 18 World news in context: Athos

55 Counterblast: Making history compulsory

61 Book reviews 11 new history books reviewed

73 TV&Radio What’s on in April

Out&About 76 Where history happened: Titanic 92 100 places that made Britain: The People’s Palace 94 Ten things to do in April 96 Ye olde travel guide: Hedeby in 950

Miscellany 101 Q&A: Your historical questions answered 104 Prize crossword: Win The Titanic Remembered 105 Puzzles

106 My history hero by Sue Townsend

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