Volume 42 Issue 11 November 1992

The debate over the role of women in the Anglican church continues to rage in the UK. A historical look at the role of women in Christianity is presented.

The Brontes and the town of Haworth in Yorkshire, where they lived, are knitted inseparably in the popular imagination but, as Michael Baumber explains, it was not just literary genius but also religious revivalism that the parsonage spawned in this period.

Why did the whole of Marshal Petain's fleet go to the bottom of Toulon harbour in November 1942? Anthony Clayton uncovers a tale of amour propre in this 50th anniversary account.

Robert Thorne discusses 19th-century London on show in Germany

Michael Leech on a Tudor revival in the East End

Ingrid Scobie tells the story of the infamous 1950 campaign that set Richard Nixon on his path to the White House, and ended the political career of his remarkable woman opponent, Helen Douglas.

Paul Dukes surveys how historians of 1900 viewed their pasts and the prospects of the 20th century.

Peter Wickham surveys a little-known example of Modern Movement Architecture.

Hugh David considers history that has been under wraps - voluntarily or otherwise

Merlin Waterson looks at how the newly-independent Estonia is recovering its heritage.

Robert Garland draws on both mythology and accounts of everyday life to probe attitudes to physical misfortune in the classical era.

Michael Burleigh on the origins of Volkswagen.