Volume 53 Issue 2 February 2003

Peter Furtado provides an insight into the life and career of Max Beckmann.

The taking of Kano by the West African Frontier Force, on February 3rd 1903, signalled the end of the Muslim fundamentalist Fulani empire in northern Nigeria.

Penny Young provides the background to the debate surrounding Romania's proposed Dracula theme park.

Andrew Mendelsohn outlines the attractions of a fast-growing an popular field of study.

Stephen K. Roberts traces the development and examines the legacy of a unique educational institution.

Richard Carwardine describes the new library dedicated to Abraham Lincoln.

Peter Furtado reveals recent history book winners.

Jeremy Black reminds us of the importance of two of Britain’s less well-loved monarchs.

Roy Beck considers the historical and moral dimensions of the latest attempt to put Jackson, and the American Civil War itself, on the big screen.

Christine Riding looks at British reaction to the French tragedy at sea immortalised in Géricault’s masterpiece 'The Raft of the Medusa'.

Matthew Stewart discusses Peter Weir's 1981 cinematic tour de force, and what it tells us about the ANZAC myth.

Alister McGrath on heavenly visions throughout the ages.

Elizabeth of York was Queen consort of England as spouse of King Henry VII from 1486 until her death on February 11th, 1503.

Alan Marshall recounts the tale of the men who tried to assassinate Oliver Cromwell.

James I. Robertson, Jr. looks at the man behind the legendary Confederate hero.

Patrick O’Brien reviews history reviewers, finds them wanting and recommends reform.

The man who gave his name to the notorious killing machine died on February 26th, 1903