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OCTOBER 2018

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Features

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Find out how the 2008 financial crisis mirrored earlier crashes, on page 32

20 Appeasing the Nazis The 1938 Munich agreement not only failed to avert war, but caused a domestic political crisis, writes Robert Crowcro

26 The Boleyns Was Thomas Boleyn a callous opportunist? Lauren Mackay explores the life of Anne Boleyn’s controversial father

32 The credit crunch Martin Daunton, Scott Newton and Linda Yueh explain what caused the nancial crisis of 2008 and its signi cance today

40 Rome’s leading women The rst, and longest, imperial dynasty survived thanks to the women behind the throne, says Guy de la Bédoyère

46 The royal renegade Dominic Sandbrook looks beyond Princess Margaret’s impossibly glamorous image and nds a royal tragedy

54 Battleground Cairo Michael Scott reveals how ve civilisations le their mark on Egypt’s bustling capital

59 Writing recent history Ian Kershaw explores the challenges facing historians chronicling events from their own lifetimes

6 ANNIVERSARIES 11 HISTORY NOW 1 1 The latest history news

1 4 Backgrounder: Trump’s trade war

17 MICHAEL WOOD’S VIEW 18 LETTERS 52 OUR FIRST WORLD WAR 81 BOOKS Thelatestreleasesreviewed,plus SamWillisandJamesDaybelldiscuss their book on the history of everything

93 TV & RADIO The pick of new history programmes

96 OUT &ABOUT 96 Muslim worship in Britain

101 Five things to do in October 102 My favourite place: Vienna

109 MISCELLANY 109 Q&A and quiz 110 Samantha’s recipe corner 111 Prize crossword

114 MY HISTORY HERO TimFarronchooses William Beveridge

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46 How Princess Margaret’s fortunes re ected those of modern Britain

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96 The roots of Muslim worship in Britain

20 The international and domestic repercussions of the Munich agreement

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