Issue 62 December 2008

Robert Pearce attempts to put the Prime Minister of 1970-74 into historical perspective.

By positioning him firmly within the changing context of his times, Lucy Wooding sees coherence in Henry VIII’s religious policies.

Clive Pearson assesses the Soviet dictator’s war record.

Michael Morrogh shows that Renaissance men like Sir Walter Ralegh had a decidedly darker side.

R.E. Foster emphasises the threat to Elizabeth’s regime.

Mark Rathbone asks why the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia emerged in the 1850s as the likely unifier of Italy.

Richard Hughes lends us the benefit of his expertise.

Richard Wilkinson questions the motives of important historical figures, and of historians writing about them.

Rowena Hammal explains why the United Provinces enjoyed a ‘Golden Age’ in the first half of the Seventeenth Century.

Graham Goodlad assesses the conduct of British foreign policy in the era of the Congress system.