Issue 49 September 2004

Is it history or fiction? Is it better than both, or worse than either? Robert Pearce wrestles with these questions.

Graham Goodlad asks whether Lord Salisbury deserves his reputation as one of the great Victorian Prime Ministers.

F.J. Stapleton stresses that we need to apply as well as understand historiography to assess the impact of the Sondwerg Theory on German Kaiserrich Historiography.

John Spicer judges that slavery was the key factor in producing the conflict.

Stephen Cullen reassesses the role of ‘Dad’s Army’.

John Matusiak explains how to tackle typical questions successfully.

Richard Wilkinson examines the examiner’s agenda and advises accordingly.

Retha Warnicke discovers shortcomings in a new big biography of Mary Queen of Scots.

Edward Falshaw completes his survey of questions on contemporary Britain.

Pauline Croft analyses the causes and traces the consequences of a momentous Treaty.