Sun, sea, sand and ... salesmanship. Nigel Yates describes the mixture served up by English coastal resorts to lure the visitor to a cornucopia of attractions before the days of the package holiday abroad.
Dymphna Byrne explores two magnificent museums situated in Durham.
Roy Porter looks into medicine in Georgian England where sufferers from the 'Glimmering of the Gizzard' the 'Quavering of the Kidneys' and the 'Wambling Trot' could choose their cures from a cornucopia of remedies.
Dennis Mills examines the importance of census enumerators' books.
How an all-American celebration evolved from the pre-Lent carnivals of the Old World.
Eight historians discuss a subject which has strong claims to be regarded as the oldest form of history.
Elisabeth Darby and Nicola Smith look at the impact of the death of Victoria's consort.
When the British and Maori signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, Governor Hobson declared: 'We are one people'. Today, as Professor Keith Sinclair shows, this hope has still to be realised.
Anne Roberts explores the incidence of plague in England from 1348 to 1679.