Issue 29 December 1997

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

Gareth Affleck identifies the points to discuss.

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

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.

David Parker defends a controversial term against its critics.

Edward Royle explains how labels were used in early industrial Britain for propaganda rather than description.  

Ivan Roots applies the 'new British' perspective to the 1650s.