‘If Napoleon had conducted the campaign of Java exactly as did Auchmuty, whole libraries would have been written in laudation of it. Yet this brilliant and sterling soldier has been forgotten.’ So wrote Sir John Fortescue in his History of the British ArmyA loyalist, born in New York, Auchmuty served the British Crown in India, Egypt, Latin America and Java. By Bernard Pool.

A younger son of William IV and Mrs Jordan, writes Martin Murphy, had a natural vocation for the stage rather than the Church.

From 1504 to 1971, writes James O. Mays, the shilling has had a dramatic history.

Early associated with midland Collieries, writes E.M. Howe, the Beaumont family later became generous patrons of art.

W.G. Hoskins' study of English surnames shows that, even before the Industrial Revolution, country families were very often on the move.

John E. Holehouse considers the factors that led to a sudden and rapid improvement in cartographic scope and technique from 1480 onward.

‘I am nearly certain that this tunnel will be made sooner or later,’ declared an expert of the 1880s. 

Since Tudor times, and for four centuries, writes Ian Bradley, the observance of the Sabbath was strictly enjoined by Government regulation.

J.F. Battick and N.C. Klimavicz describe a parliamentary dispute over Cromwell’s statue.

In 1785, writes Mary Beth Norton, a Loyalist physician from Boston made the first aerial flight across the English Channel.