APRIL 2011


22 Lincoln’s British enemies Thomas E Sebrell II on British support for the Confederacy and why it never extended to formal recognition

33 The Elizabethan Big Society Phil Withington reveals how David Cameron’s ideas echo those of English reformers in Tudor times

40 Sniffing out the past Dan Snow encounters the worst smells of medieval London

42 A colossus at war David Edgerton challenges the conventional wisdom that Britain in 1940 was a plucky underdog

50 The politics of hair Hairstyles tell us a great deal about changes in society, says Lucy Worsley

56 Britain’s slaves in Latin America Chris Evans explains how British capitalists continued to profit from slave labour until the late 19th century


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6 Letters 8 Milestones: It happened in April News 12 Breaking news 17 News from the journals 18 World news in context: Egypt 39 Opinion by Amanda Vickery 49 Big days in history by Dominic Sandbrook 55 Changing times by Chris Bowlby 61 Book reviews 11 new history books reviewed 77 TV&Radio What’s on in April Out&About 80 Where history happened: The Wars of the

Three Kingdoms – Part 2 86 Ten things to do this month 88 Ye olde travel guide: Acre in AD 1272 Miscellany 93 Q&A: Your historical questions answered 96 Prize crossword: Win one of six signed books 97 Puzzles 98 My history hero by Frank Skinner

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