Stephen Usherwood recounts the lively reports sent from the goldfields of Yukon by Flora Shaw, the British journalist and writer, which began to appear in English newspapers in August 1898.
Born of a notable Devonshire family, Carew saw service in France and Italy, became a favourite companion of Henry VIII and was trusted by the three succeeding sovereigns. Stephen Usherwood describes his life and career.
Stephen Usherwood introduces a remarkable advocate in politics as well as in his practice; Lord Mansfield was Lord Chief Justice for thirty-two years.
Stephen Usherwood describes how an Asiatic flea, living as a parasite upon black rats, caused as many as 100,000 deaths during the summer and autumn of 1665.
Stephen Usherwood describes how, in 1544, reports of a marvellous new flower, the tulip, first reached Western Europe, where it soon aroused a ‘fever of excited speculation’.
Stephen Usherwood shows how Rembrandt’s genius gives a vivid impression of 17th-century Holland.
by F.H. Hinsley and C.LG. Simkins
The role of espionage, the Cypher schools and Bletchley Park
Stephen Usherwood reviews a book by Asa Briggs
by F.H. Hinsley, E.E. Thomas, C.F.G. Ransom and R.C. Knight
by Charles Cruickshank
Stephen Usherwood on an intriguing personal memoir of British wartime activities at Bletchley Park
Stephen Isherwood reflects on the secret British organisation put in place for the duration of the First World War
F.H. Hinsley, E.E. Thomas, C.F.G. Ransom and R.C. Knight
Stephen Usherwood shows how Lord Mansfield employed his precise legal mind and his reasoned humanitarianism to expose the iniquities of slavery - and thus helped pave the way for its abolition.
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