'The miracle at Philadelphia' was an amalgam of high principles and backroom wheeler-dealing, to provide safeguards for the smaller states.
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.
The new phenomenon of inflation in 16th-century England not only disrupted the medieval social order, it also challenged the traditional moral censure of usury and capital expansion.
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.