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APRIL 2017

CONTENTS

Features

Every month

6 ANNIVERSARIES 11 HISTORY NOW 1 1 The latest history news

1 4 Backgrounder: the National Front 16 Past notes: British Summer Time

France and the rise of the right – is another outlier about to shake politics? See page 14

22 When America joined WWI Adam IP Smith traces the dramatic policy U-turn that pushed the USA into entering the ‘European war’

30 The rise of British cycling Steve Humphries takes us through 130 years of Raleigh bicycles

35 Charles II’s revolution Ian Mortimer on how the re-establishment of the monarchy in 1660 was one of British history’s most seismic moments

42 Victorian blunders Kat Arney gives us four examples of when the Victorian drive for progress went wrong

46 Women historians Four leading historians tell us about their experiences as women working in the eld and the challenges they face

18 LETTERS 21 MICHAEL WOOD’S VIEW 28 OUR FIRST WORLD WAR 75 BOOKS Thelatestreleasesreviewed,plus Simon Thurley discusses his book onthegreatTudorhouses

87 TV & RADIO The pick of new history programmes

90 OUT &ABOUT 90 History Explorer: Eden PoW camp

95 Five things to do in April 96 My favourite place: Verona

101 MISCELLANY 101 Q&A and quiz 102 Samantha’s recipe corner 103 Prize crossword

106 MY HISTORY HERO TVpresenterSairaKhanpicks Pakistan’sformerPMBenazirBhutto

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50 The nuclear 1980s Jonathan Hogg re ects on how the nuclear threat in uenced pop, literature, comedy and lms in the 1980s

54 The dithering dictator Derek Wilson charts the dramatic rise and fall of the Tudor Lord Protector, Edward Seymour

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30 The British cycling revolution

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46 What’s it like for women working in history?

42 How the Victorians ruined the world

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