Volume 57 Issue 5 May 2007

Paul Preston remembers the journalist and Basque sympathizer who broke the news of the bombing of Guernica on April 26th, 1937.

Derek Wilson looks at the great religious reformer and asks why his life and work have seemed so ­significant to so many diverse people for almost 500 years.

David Carpenter introduces a major new resource for the understanding of 13th-century history.

Twenty-five years ago, British forces won an unlikely victory to drive the Argentinians out of the Falklands. Brian James searches for the Task Force’s secret weapon.

The ‘big red books’ of the Victoria County History are being transformed by an injection of £3.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, says John Beckett.

Paul Preston remembers the journalist and Basque sympathizer who broke the news of the bombing of Guernica, and whose impassioned reports from the front in the Spanish Civil War did much to draw the attention of the world to the conflict.

Richard Cavendish recalls May 17th, 1257.

R.S. Taylor Stoermer takes a transatlantic perspective on the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707.

John Jackson exhumes the extraordinary case of a middle-aged woman from Derby convicted of plotting to murder the Prime Minister.

The historical presence of South Asian men and women in Britain has been ignored for too long, says Shompa Lahiri, who has investigated their experiences during the Second World War.

The Indian Mutiny and Rebellion, which broke out 150 years ago this month, was the greatest revolt against British imperialism of its century. Joseph Coohill uncovers some Indian accounts of what happened and why.

The great historical enthusiasm of our time is for researching the history of our own families: people across the globe are concocting – and sharing – great family trees, and in the process finding out many things about the past that more conventional historians had omitted to tell them.

Jonathan Harris explores the historical continuities of a city that has been the capital of two major world empires for over 1,500 years, by looking at the vicissitudes of a building that has served two faiths.

Patricia Cleveland-Peck goes on the trail of the scientist Linnaeus, whose tercentenary this year is being marked in Sweden at a variety of locations associated with the great man.

Nick Barratt introduces an ambitious new historical website.

Mark Bryant looks at the work of the Punch artist whose drawings symbolized British anger over the Indian Mutiny and established his own reputation.

Richard Cavendish provides an overview of the life of Daphne du Maurier, who was born on May 13th, 1907.

Vic Gatrell, recently awarded the PEN/Hessell-Tiltman History Book of the Year award 2006 for his book on the satire of 18th- and early 19th-century Britain, explains what impels his writing.

Gerald Howson tells the tale of the Spanish republican who invented a jet engine and died during Franco’s coup.