Volume 41 Issue 3 March 1991
A selection of the new armchair and active opportunities for those of our readers keen on combining history and travel.
The production of gin was actively encouraged in Britain during the Restoration period, but its increasing grip on the London poor had disastrous effects for the following century. Thomas Maples examines the gin problem and what it took to stem the flow.
Barbara Donagan discusses the variable treatment of captives by captors between Crown and Parliament and what light it sheds on the manners and mores of the times.
Elizabethans in the Arctic
'The bread and butter of life' - Martin Pugh traces how the increasing electoral importance of food and domestic issues in Britain helped to entrench women in the mainstream of political life.
Ragnhild Hatton on her memories - and the perspective of other historians - on Wartime Norway.
Timothy Jacobson with a plea for America's 'history for all'.
Hugh David on class and other histories.
Sir Nicholas Henderson on the misunderstood Enlightenment ruler.
Richard Cavendish visits an organisation devoted to architectural treats.