AUGUST 2013

CONTENTS

Features

Read about the man who “more than any other, won the Battle of the Atlantic”, p46

20 Roman Britain under attack Why did the Romans lionise the British rebels they’d just beaten in battle? Charlotte Higgins investigates

27 Where did Martin Luther King’s dream come from? Robert Cook traces the origins of an iconic speech, and examines its impact on the struggle for civil rights

32 “This was naked racism – a sign we had to take action” Three leading fgures in the Bristol bus boycott of 1963 recall a landmark campaign for racial equality

40 Moving to medieval England Mark Ormrod assesses the impact of immigrants hailing from across Europe and beyond on 15th-century society

46 U-boat hunting in World War Two Ben Wilson tells the story of Johnnie Walker, scourge of the German subs

52 The downfall of Mary, Queen of Scots Linda Porter on a monarch’s sordid, brutal journey from throne to scafold

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7 HISTORY NOW

The latest history news, plus 10 Backgrounder: Britain and the EU, lessons from history, and past notes

14 ANNIVERSARIES 18 LETTERS 39 MICHAEL WOOD’S VIEW 59 BOOKS

Experts review the best new releases, plus Douglas Hurd tells Matt Elton about his book on Benjamin Disraeli

73 TV & RADIO

The pick of August’s history programmes, plus 76 History on flm: The Vietnam War

78 OUT &ABOUT

78 History explorer: Sarah Foot on the rise of Christianity in Britain 82 Ten things to do in August 84 Ye olde travel guide: Borneo 1856

91 MISCELLANY

91 Q&A and quiz 94 Prize crossword

98 MY HISTORY HERO

Gerald Scarfe chooses Walt Disney

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