Volume 50 Issue 10 October 2000

Daniel Snowman meets the biographer of Tudors and Stuarts, and the author of The Weaker Vessel and The Gunpowder Plot.

On October 8th 1600, Thomas Fisher published A Midsummer Night's Dream in quarto format thought to have been printed from Shakespeare’s own handwritten copy.

Leah Marcus shows the Tudor queen to have been a mistress of the English language as much as of the English people.

Allan Macinnes investigates the state of the islands at a crucial moment in British state formation.

Jeffrey Green argues that to ignore the diverse black presence in Britain prior to the 1940s is to perpetuate a distorted view of British history

John F.M. Clark looks at the changing fortunes of the house sparrow

Perry Biddiscombe traces the historical background to the contemporary neo-Nazi and skinhead violence in Germany.

Paul Cartledge explores the differences between today’s interpretation of the Olympic Games and their significance in the ancient world

Joan Perkin tells the rags-to-riches story of Harriet Mellon, the actress who married the banker Thomas Coutts.

Thomas Babington Macaulay, the most famous historian of his time, was born on St Crispin's Day, October 25th, 1800.

Simon Young recounts the history of the long-forgotten British Celt colony off the Galician coast

October 7th, 1950

Juliet Gardiner former editor of History Today, describes the first steps on her path to becoming a historian.

Samantha Riches describes the role of St. George as a patron saint in medieval England

Experience of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie David

Routledge L35; xxii+192 pp

ISBN 0-415-03262-6