Volume 42 Issue 3 March 1992
A place to inspire visions of secret prisoners, torture and the axe - but the reality was less blood-soaked and more varied. Geoffrey Parnell chronicles the fortunes of the capital's royal fortress.
John Miller asks historians why, and for whom, they write.
Keith Nurse explores the excavations of recently-discovered Roman remains
Peter Laslett discusses how the Continent's 'happy families' have changed dramatically since the War.
Andrew Ayton analyses why Englishmen went off to fight in France in the Hundred Years' War, and elsewhere.
Our round-up of the offerings from publishers in Spring 1992 previewing interesting and intriguing history books for both the general reader and the specialist.
Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland celebrates its 400th anniversary in 1992. John McGurk discusses the history of the college, set up for the cultivation of virtue and religion.
Ian Fitzgerald on the precarious state of some listed buildings.
Bryan Palmer looks at the dialogue between Marxism, class struggle and working-class identity in the changing fortunes of working-class history in North America and beyond.
The rebel yell that dispelled hopes of a quick Union victory – Brian Holden Reid looks at the battle that set the scene for the American Civil War's protracted and bloody conflict.
Dipesh Chakrabarty looks at the dialogue between nationalism and the inspiration of Marx in the formation of the world's largest democracy.
Richard Cavendish looks at the wide-ranging interests of The Georgian Group
David Eastwood considers how the myth of the great statesman, who put country and Corn Law Reform before partisan advantage, is standing up in the light of modern scholarship.
John Powell on the colourful life of a Whig minister