Issue 48 March 2004

Mark Rathbone looks at the role of the Supreme Court in the history of civil rights in the USA from 1865 onwards.

John Matusiak referees the debate about the influence of Henry VIII’s son.

Peter Anderson identifies the groups, the grievances and the events which started the war.

Robert Pearce introduces one of the most important – and misunderstood – thinkers of the 19th century.

Edward Falshaw advises how our study of this important period can match the examiners’ agenda.

Tim Black seeks to answer a question of momentous historical importance.

Richard Wilkinson is impressed by a new study of the women’s movement.

Ben Vessey introduces the man whose experiences in the 1930s affected his decision to launch a disastrous operation against Egypt in 1956.

Will Saunders examines the diverse and changing interpretations of the Queen's relations with her Councillors.

Damian O’Connor examines the motives of the man who started the conflict.