Volume 52 Issue 7 July 2002

Paul Dukes looks back at the life and career of Professor John Erickson.

Richard Cavendish describes how The Battle of the Golden Spurs, known also as the Battle of Courtrai was fought on July 11, 1302, near Kortijk in Flanders.

Peter Furtado and Michael Leamann remember the late Michael Camille.

Andrew Ross reconsiders the reputation – both contemporary and historical – of the Scottish missionary and explorer.

Juliet Gardiner assesses the worth of ‘television history’ and pinpoints the value of ‘reality history’.

Peter Mandler argues that academic historians have a crucial contribution to make to the nation’s cultural life.

William Clarance explores the origins and complexities of the Sri Lankan Civil War.

David Hayton introduces the latest instalment in the History of Parliament series.

The last PM to run Britain from the House of Lords resigned on July 11th, 1902.

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of British culture from William Morris, via Bloomsbury, to the Beatles.

Anna Keay describes how the Crown Jewels were dispersed and destroyed in 1649, and then reconstructed in 1661.

Cherry Barnett examines Godfrey Kneller's portrait of a young Chinese convert.

King Farouk was thirty-two when he lost his throne on July 26th, 1952. He had been King of Egypt for sixteen years.

Malcolm Vale argues that the spectacular culture of the early modern court had its origins in the medieval princely household.

Tim Grady explores life for the teachers and students in a Bavarian university in the 1920s and 1930s.

Gordon Corera investigates the events of summer 1938 in Jenin.