Volume 54 Issue 4 April 2004
Narrative historian and festival organiser Derek Wilson looks back over half a century of popularising history
After spending almost half her life in exile, the former Queen of Spain died on 9th April, 1904.
Daniel Snowman meets the historian of 18th-century British art, culture, commerce, consumption – and a sensational murder.
Michael Robertson tells how a group of lower-middle-class men in late-Victorian England found the American poet an inspiration in their desire to reconcile spirituality, science and socialism.
A selection of reader responses from our monthly post-bag.
Penny Ritchie Calder introduces a major new exhibition celebrating the greatest amphibious landing in history, and the bravery of those who took part.
Paul Shirley describes the freedom struggles of African Americans in the Bahamas after the American War of Independence.
Andrew Bridgeford argues that we have failed to appreciate the ingenuity and complexity of the story depicted by the Bayeux Tapestry.
John Strachan looks at women and advertising in late Georgian England.
Phil Chamberlain explains a Second World War plan to silence German double agents in the event of a German invasion of Britain.
Oxford beat Cambridge in the hundreth meeting on April 3rd, 1954.
Robert Bartlett delves into the Vatican archives to resuscitate a remarkable tale of execution and resurrection in 13th-century south Wales.
Ann Matear examines the continuing pursuit of justice after Pinochet’s dictatorship.
William D. Rubinstein ascribes the bitterness of historians’ arguments to the lack of an agreed definition and to political agendas.
The Duke of Burgundy, named 'bold' for his bravery at the age of 14 in the Battle of Poitiers, died on April 27th, 1404.
Charles Allen challenges the accepted account of a tragic massacre that took place in Tibet a century ago this month.
Charles Freeman offers a new theory to explain the positioning in Venice of the famous horses looted from Constantinople eight hundred years ago this month.