Volume 34 Issue 4 April 1984

A brief look at the Cabinet War Rooms underneath Whitehall.

Geoffrey Parker looks at the Decline of Spain.

David Kiyaga-Mulindwa looks in to Southern Africa's early history.

'They dwell in paradise and it pays' was the view expressed of the immigrant fruit farmers who settled in British Columbia for a long Edwardian summer, explains Jean Barman in this article.

Throughout Europe, the end of the First World War brought in its wake disillusion, civil unrest and even revolution. As Daniel Francis explains here, it was the same story in Canada in 1919.

Slavery would seem to be the epitome of domination by an all-powerful master over a passive, subservient dependent. But is this the whole picture, wonders Gad Heuman.

John Burrows presents this month's Today's History feature to coincide with the birth of N.F.S. Grundtvig, the Danish political reformer and father of further education.

Peter Stansky encourages the link between the past and present in history.

Gertrude Himmelfarb considers why and when poverty ceased to be a 'natural' condition and become a 'social' problem in the Early Industrial Age.

Ben Shephard looks at the career of Peter Lobengula, the African 'Prince' who tantalised the British press and public and died in poverty in Salford in 1913, highlighting Victorian attitudes towards race, colour and sex.

This delightful book, now a best-seller in Italy, is a detective story set in an Italian monastery in 1325. One monk after another is found dead...