Volume 54 Issue 9 September 2004

Christopher Lee describes the voyage of discovery that led to him becoming a historian.

Umberto II of Italy was born on September 15th, 1904.

Daniel Snowman has been tracking down what Britain’s ‘Historic Heritage’ means to some of those in charge of it.

Peter Furtado introduces the September issue of History Today by looking at the notion of 'heritage'.

Emily Mayhew tells the story of the heroic RAF pilots who overcame horrific burns and formed ‘the most exclusive Club in the world’, and of Archibald McIndoe, the plastic surgeon who helped them.

Hugh Kennedy examines the life of one of the most powerful men in the world in the eighth century.

Chris A. Williams aspires to a brighter future for UK police history.

John Hannavy looks at panoramas of the siege of Sevastopol in the Crimean War.

Ben Kiernan points out the progress, and difficulties, in recovering history and justice after genocide.

Matthew Hilton examines the past progress and future dilemmas of the Consumers’ Association.

Louis IV died in his early thirties on September 10th, 954, as a result of a fall from his horse.

Lucy Worsley discusses the importance of the art and discipline of horsemanship to the men who became known as the Cavaliers.

The editor answers you correspondence.

George Redmonds explains the value of taking a historical approach to the study of names.

With Millennium reshowing on UKTV History, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto offers an ecological look at the world in the 19th century.

Clive Foss investigates how Stalin changed the calendar to keep the Soviet people continually at work.

Richard Hodges shows how new evidence is leading to a fresh understanding of the role of the Vikings in European history.

Stephen Tyas uncovers a skeleton in the closeted world of espionage.