Issue 27 March 1997

Edward VI

Pawn of elder statesmen or, as Matthew Christmas argues, another Henry VIII in the making?

Taxation 1688-1914

Patrick O'Brian evaluates the costs and benefits of Hanoverian and Victorian government.

Oliver Cromwell

Richard Wilkinson argues that Cromwell had what it took to rule Britain but failed to achieve his own idealistic programme.

The Spanish Inquisition

William Makin investigates an evil organisation, accomplice of a bigoted, racist and corrupt monarchy.