Volume 38 Issue 5 May 1988

Hugh David on ownership and morals in archaeology and history

400 years ago this May, Spain's great Armada set sail, bent on the invasion and conquest of Elizabethan England. Simon Adams re-examines the strategic considerations that underpinned the actions of both England and Spain before and after the Armada.

Victor Bailey looks at the alarming rise in British crime in the second half of the twentieth century.

Tony Aldous on mid-19th century plans for a railway station in the centre of London.

Rosemary Burton remembers a special 400th anniversary in Welsh history

Iain McCalman discusses how politically motivated was the blackguarding by low life of high society in the Regency period.

Felix Barker discusses the little-known civil defence preparations to meet a Spanish invasion and looks at what might have happened.

Graham Shipley discusses how new archaeological discoveries and techniques are progressively refining our views of Classical Greece.