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Issue 48 March 2004

Peter Anderson identifies the groups, the grievances and the events which started the war.

John Matusiak referees the debate about the influence of Henry VIII’s son.

Ben Vessey introduces the man whose experiences in the 1930s affected his decision to launch a disastrous operation against Egypt in 1956.

Will Saunders examines the diverse and changing interpretations of the Queen's relations with her Councillors.

Robert Pearce has been immersing himself in a gargantuan set of reference books.

Richard Wilkinson is impressed by a new study of the women’s movement.

Mark Rathbone looks at the role of the Supreme Court in the history of civil rights in the USA from 1865 onwards.

Tim Black seeks to answer a question of momentous historical importance.

Edward Falshaw advises how our study of this important period can match the examiners’ agenda.

Richard Wilkinson exposes prejudice and myth in assessing the career of a key figure in modern French history.