Volume 52 Issue 4 April 2002

Richard Cavendish charts the founding of Cape Town, on April 7th, 1652.

Richard Cavendish describes the coronation of Queen Anne on April 23rd, 1702.

Neil Bell rounds up the latest from the world of re-enactment and living history.

Mark Weisenmiller shows how the fate of Al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners in Cuba is linked to a US Supreme Court decision of sixty years ago.

Roger Boase looks at a Spanish example of religious and ethnic cleansing.

Julian Spalding argues that museums should re-evaluate their purpose and practices.

John Horne looks at what lay behind allegations of brutality on both sides in the opening months of the Great War.

Robert Knecht describes his quest to unravel a mystery originating in the French defeat in the Battle of the Nations.

Jane Geddes investigates the remarkable ironwork of the gates of the tomb of Edward IV, and considers what they can tell us about 15th-century craft and culture.

Jenny West looks at the role of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects.

Catherine Roddam looks back at the first recordings of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso.

Gabriel Fawcett examines the controversy surrounding the Wehrmacht exhibition.

Harold Perkin discusses the role of the extraction and distribution of surplus production in historical change, from Ancient Egypt to the 21st century.

Simon Young reveals the limitations of oral legends as historical sources.