Volume 31 Issue 6 June 1981
History taught Machiavelli that, as a prince must know how to act as a beast, he should be a fox to recognise traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.
Gerald Strauss assess the attempts in the 1520s to ensure continued public support for the new churches.
'Bold is the man that dare engage For Piety in such an age' wrote a seventeenth-century poet. Yet, as Antonia Fraser shows here, the aristocratic Puritan, Mary Rich, sought to serve God as much by her tenacious moral example as by her prayers.
It is through reading the letters that the soldiers sent home, argues Frank Emery, that “the Victorian rank and file cease to be a mute and anonymous body of men marching past in scarlet or khaki columns.”
To its respectable neighbours Campbell Road was easily identifiable as the roughest street in north London. As Jerry White argues here, to its residents this reality was more complex...
Michael Crowder looks at a 19th century Haitian jewel.
Richard Mullen looks back on the wedding of Prince Albert Edward to Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
J.B. Donnelly looks at the many pictures carried off from Vienna by the victorious Italians, including the magnificent Madonna of the Orange Grove by Cima da Conegliano.
Noel Carrington recalls how he was a Witness to the Past, as the Prince of Wales toured India in 1921.
Nicholas Goddard on the Victorians and the agricultural utilisation of sewage.