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Issue 30 March 1998

John Morrill re-examines a stormy period of religious history.

Clive Emsley argues that nineteenth-century perceptions owed more to media-generated panic than to criminal realities.

John Dunne signposts main landmarks and current directions in the historiographical debate.

As the second Elizabethan age closes in disillusionment, Penry Williams reconsiders whether the first deserved the same fate.