Volume 38 Issue 3 March 1988
Taylor Downing, producer of a dramatised documentary about the Luddite disturbances in Regency England, talks about the making of the current-affairs-style programme, and the 'then and now' parallels about resistance of skilled workers to the introduction of new technology.
Roy Porter describes an institution of the mid-18th century designed to care for abandoned infants.
The chance discovery of a 14th-century parchment charting the financial habits of Richard II
Jonathan Wright and Paul Stafford examine the origins and significance of the document which has been claimed as the Fuhrer's premeditated masterplan for European domination.
Two hundred years before Captain Cook, Dieppe map makers placed the Portuguese flag on a large land-mass called Java-la-Grande approximately where Australia appears on today's atlas. Helen Wallis sifts through the cartographic evidence to examine the intriguing question.
John Williams, Eric Dunning and Patrick Murphy discuss the long history of British football hooliganism.
Was eighteenth-century England dynamic, entrepreneurial and secular, or hierarchic, conservative and confessional? Jeremy Black investigates recent 'revisionist' reassessments of the period.
David Birmingham reviews the historical dimensions of international definitions of human rights
Tony Aldous comments on a scheduled ancient monument on the Settle-Carlisle Line.
Peaceful protest or planned provocation? Philip Lawson re-examines 19th-century England's most famous law-and-order massacre with the aid of a key eyewitness account.