Issue 48 March 2004

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

Robert Pearce has been immersing himself in a gargantuan set of reference books.

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

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

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

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

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.

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