Issue 29 December 1997


Richard Wilkinson challenges the consensus of contempt for the Nazis' leading diplomat.

The Versailles Legacy

Derek Aldcroft argues that the statesmen of 1919 failed to act in the interests of Europe as a whole.


Murial Chamberlain argues that current conceptions of Britain's power in the Victorian era owe more to his media management than to his foreign policy.

Henry VIII and his Church

Richard Rex argues that the main inspiration for the king's pick-and-mix religion was neither Protestant nor Catholic but Hebraic.