Issue 38 December 2000

Russia's First Revolution

John Morison shows how an accumulation of grievances resulted in a spontaneous revolution in Russia in 1905.

Charles V - Universal Soldier

To mark the quincentenary of the birth in 1500 of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Glenn Richardson examines the emperor's ambitions and achievements.

Prohibition in the United States

Jenny Bryce asks why the Americans introduced the 18th Amendment when the historical evidence suggested it was doomed to failure. This essay won the Julia Wood prize in 2000.

From Old to New Poor Law

Graham Goodlad considers the background to the reform of the Poor Law in 1834 and its impact on society.