Issue 28 September 1997

Michael Mullett looks at the contradictory attitudes and mixed achievements of a courageous reformer.

John Plowright reconsiders a lost leader and the battle he won to maintain public order.  

Blair has a hard act to follow, according to Robert Pearce's assessment of the architect of the previous Labour landslide in 1945.

Richard Bellamy demonstrates the contemporary relevance of an eighteenth-century debate.  

Jeremy Black shows how historical atlases have for centuries recorded more than objective fact.

Geoffrey Treasure reassesses a tarnished reputation.  

Graham Darby argues that the Bolshevik success of 1917 was rooted in the failings of the Provisional Government and the aspiration of ordinary people.