Volume 37 Issue 9 September 1987
A myth for all seasons - the treatment through the centuries of Spain's medieval hero as a blend of Robin Hood and King Arthur provides revealing insights into the political needs of both his contemporary and more recent biographers.
Esmond Wright examines the American constitution and its workings after two centuries.
Fresh air, sexual liberation, manual work and socialism was the heady brew offered by the leading exponent of anti-Establishment attitudes at the end of the Victorian era.
Jack N. Rakove tells how 'the miracle at Philadelphia' was an amalgam of high principles and backroom wheeler-dealing, to provide safeguards for the smaller states.
Shelia Fletcher questions the relationship between women and the church from the early nineteenth century.
Once upon a time... nostalgia for the imagined medieval harmony of the arts, religion and society was a powerful impetus for the aesthetic revival in these areas in Victorian England.
Elders and betters? Attitudes towards old age in the society of classical Greece were enormously varied and often far from respectful.
Life a moral drama - Richard Ollard, author of the latest study of Clarendon, argues that he was uniquely placed, as both chronicler of and participant in the English Civil War, to reflect in his writings his way of 'making sense' of politics, history and religion.
Keith Nurse examines a collection of Indian art at the Powis Castle in Wales.
Christopher Chippindale looks into the religious world of the Turin Shroud.
Philip Mansel pays tribute to the Musée Napoleon Premier.
Keith Nurse raises questions about the state of Britain’s hospital buildings.