Volume 43 Issue 8 August 1993
Blake Pinnell explains how an ancient tradition got out of hand and drained the public purse of 18th-century England.
With a hey nonny-no - but the courtship of Elizabethan lads and lasses was not quite as buccolic as the madrigals suggest, as Eric Carlson explains.
Geoffrey Tweedale on Sheffield's history of steelmaking.
Tony Aldous discusses the proposals for an enlarged Bede Museum in the North-East.
Robin Bruce Lockhart asks if eyewitness history is more reliable than that of the historians
The cases of women in early modern England who claimed to survive by little but faith alone are described by Walter Vandereycken and Ron Van Deth.
Tabloid intrusion into the lives of the famous via the photo lens was a feature of Edwardian, as well as contemporary, Britain, as Nicholas Hiley here intriguingly reveals.
Mark Stoyle uncovers the juvenile delinquency of the man who saved the Stuart monarchy and brought back Charles II.
John Geipel chronicles the tenacity of the tongue in Brazil's Indian heritage
Oriental dealers Eskenazi and their new London outlet
Ann Hills on Scotland's Museum of Religion
Richard Cavendishon the modes and manners of the Costume Society
Paul Dukes looks at how history, like everything else in Russia, is being turned inside out.