Volume 51 Issue 6 June 2001
Beatrice K. Otto finds court jesters across the world and in every age.
Michael Hunter tells how a mysterious phenomenon in the Highlands sparked a debate between scientific virtuosi and urban sceptics, in an episode that helps shed light on the vexed issue of ‘the decline of magic’.
Richard Godfrey previews the Gillray exhibition at Tate Britain this summer.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential work first appeared in the National Era on June 5th, 1851.
Robert A. Lambert explains the problems arising from a nature conservation success as part of our series on History and the Environmment.
Helen Rappaport tells the story of James Abbe, a little-known American photographer, whose images of the USSR in the 1930s record both the official and unofficial faces of the Stalinist regime.
Andrew McCulloch draws attention to an important omission from a recent television reconstruction on 1940s London
David Johnson looks at the art of Sayers and Gillray and the role of pictorial satire in the destruction of a government.
Robert Bickers reviews the legacy of the 1900 uprising.
Richard Cavendish explains how the Act of Settlement, signed by William III on June 12th, 1701, brought the Hanoverian dynasty to the throne.
Philip Lyndon Reynolds considers the battle between faith and reason in approaching a key subject of human existence.
Simon Craig finds that bribery scandals in cricket are nothing new and that even Englishmen are not incorruptible.
Anthony Kersting, architectural photographer, describes how his passion for buildings was fuelled by a Middle Eastern posting during the War
David Moulson looks at the history of pewter, as a new dedicated museum opens in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Dan van der Vat discusses Jerry Bruckheimer's 2001 film Pearl Harbor and the lessons the US has learned from the attack.
Peter Furtado on the collecting bug, and Robert Opie's threatened museum of packaging and advertising.