Volume 37 Issue 7 July 1987

Frankish disunity and impetuosity produced a disaster that lost Christendom the holy city of Jerusalem.

One of history's little ironies - a period piece of First World War propaganda from a curious source which rebounded on its author.

This summer marks the fiftieth anniversary of the formal outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war, but eight months earlier a tragi-comic sequence of mutiny and kidnap marked a crucial stage in the struggle of Nationalists and Communists for the hearts and minds of China.

Philip Collins argues that Dickens' writing reflects not only a marvellous rapport with a cross-section of Victorian society but an integration of populism with a concern for 'the raising up of those that are down.'

Ronald Hutton takes a closer look at Charles II's Secret Treaty of Dover.

A historical pioneer of the 'longue durée' who found his own liberal vision of a European Russia clouded by the contradictions and pessimism of his own times.

A look at the Georgian Group, who campaign for the protection of ancient buildings.

The equation of sound money and balanced budgets with moral probity became difficult to maintain once the high point of 'laissez-faire' had been reached in Gladstone's mid-Victorian financial policies.

Simon Barclay accounts for the restoration of the Beverley gate in Hull

Sarah Jane Evans examines the first of series of archaeological excavations on the Thames at Rotherhithe.

Dymphna Byrne explores two magnificent museums situated in Durham.