Volume 48 Issue 10 October 1998

Review of Richard Pipes's title and Russia after Lenin by Vladimir Brovkin.

A Jewish-born Carmelite nun murdered at Auschwitz and due to be canonised by the Pope in October, is claimed to have been betrayed to the Nazis by a high-ranking Benedictine monk.

On October 24th 1648, the Treaty of Westphalia was signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years' War.

The British Library buys one of the most important manuscripts in England.

Patricia Fara investigates how the many paintings, prints and cartoons of Joseph Banks, botanist, explorer and scientific administrator, influenced public attitudes to science in the early 19th century.

Daniel Snowman writes about the new Director of the Institute of Historical Research and author of books on aristocracy, class and the monarchy.

Kenneth O. Morgan finds that New Labour stands firmly in the mainstream of British political history.

Taylor Downing introduces one of the most ambitious television history series of recent years, financed by Turner Broadcasting.

David Ellwood shows how the US fought for the people of Europe with an Americanised vision of their future.

The Morris Minor was launched at the British Motor Show of 1948, which opened at Earl's Court on October 27th.

Miguel Fernández describes the social conventions that restricted the lives of the upper-class women of 19th-century Havana

The editor of 'History Today' outlines his plans for the magazine.

October 1st, 1918

Dirk Bennett describes the crowded religious calendar of pagan Rome, and the spiritual market place in which Christianity had to fight for domination.

Dick Geary on the voting patterns of the German people in the crucial years that brought Hitler to power.