Issue 52 September 2005

Robert Carr assesses the nature of British rule in India during a key, transitional phase.

Ian Thatcher refuses to take Trotsky at his own valuation.

John Matusiak examines whether a common interpretation can survive detailed scrutiny.

Robert Johnson puts the decline of a once-great Empire into an international context.

Patrick McNally introduces an institution in the Midlands of growing national importance.

Pauline Croft explains the origins of Bonfire Night.

Jon Cook points to the value of school visits for history students.

Paul Dukes assesses the roles of the major statesmen from Britain, the USA and the USSR during the Second World War and the onset of the Cold War.

Alan Farmer explains why the North won the American Civil War.

Stephen Roberts explodes a popular historical over-simplification.