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FEBRUARY 2018

CONTENTS

Features

Every month

The definitive medieval hero? Read about the real Richard the Lionheart on page 73

20 Victory at last! It was 100 years ago that British women nally won the vote. Diane Atkinson recounts how the public reacted to this momentous event

26 The su ragette debate Historians June Purvis, Jad Adams, Julia Bush and Fern Riddell debate the legacy of the ‘votes for women’ era

32 A century for women? Winning the vote was just the start of the journey. Sarah Crook explores what happened over the next 100 years

35 A tale of Troy The myth of the Trojan War has captivated us for millennia. Paul Cartledge asks if there’s any historical truth in Homer’s epic

42 Secrets from the grave Edward Burman reveals what we know about the mysterious terracotta warriors that will go on show in Liverpool this month

50 Ruth Ellis Lizzie Seal on the story of the last woman to be executed in Britain and the impact she had on the death penalty debate

58 Gandhi’s British adventures Yasmin Khan describes how the Indian activist’s visits to Britain shaped his career

64 My student days Four acclaimed historians re ect on their experiences of studying at university

6 ANNIVERSARIES 11 HISTORY NOW 1 1 The latest history news

1 4 Backgrounder: Bitcoin 16 Past notes: plastic

17 MICHAEL WOOD’S VIEW 18 LETTERS 56 OUR FIRST WORLD WAR 73 BOOKS Thelatestreleasesreviewed,plus ThomasAsbridgediscusseshisnew bookonRichardtheLionheart

85 TV & RADIO The pick of new history programmes

88 OUT &ABOUT 88 History Explorer: Chatsworth

93 Five things to do in February 94 My favourite place: Paris

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

106 MY HISTORY HERO ComedianandauthorDavidBaddiel selectsJohnUpdike

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42 Why did a Chinese emperor create the vast Terracotta Army?

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88 Explore the magni cent home of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

35 Was the Trojan War anything more than a glorious myth?

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