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Issue 42 March 2002

F.G. Stapleton commends a new study.

Placing Colbert in the circumstances of his times, Geoffrey Treasure shows that he was much more than an efficient bureaucrat.

Kenneth J. Baird examines change and continuity in 19th-century British social history.

The article that follows comes from True to Both My Selves, Katrin Fitzherbert's prize-winning history of her Anglo-German family. Spanning a century and two world wars, the book centres on three generations of women who each lived part of their lives as Germans and part as Britons, depending on the state of politics between the two countries.

Alison Rowlands investigates the case of a 'child-witch' during the Thirty Years War.

Retha Warnicke unravels the evidence on the rise and fall of Henry VIII's second wife.

Richard Wilkinson explains what went wrong in Anglo-German relations before the First World War.

Mark Rathbone identifies the missing ingredients that prevented Liberal revival.

Graham Noble illustrates Luther's anti-Jewish views and distinguishes them from those of the Nazis.

David Williamson examines two seemingly irreconcilable schools of thought.