Issue 51 March 2005

Stephen Roberts reveals the key to enjoying, and succeeding at, the study of the past.

Mark Rathbone assesses the effectiveness of measures taken in Tudor England to meet the problems of poverty and vagrancy.

Simon Henderson places a key figure into the context of modern Russian history.

Russel Tarr outlines what was at issue in the clash between Catholics and Protestants.

Sean Cunningham highlights the importance of 'rule by recognisance' in the reign of the first Tudor monarch.

Graham Goodlad surveys the career of one of the most controversial figures in late Victorian and Edwardian politics.

Richard Evans concludes his two-part account of the Coming of the Third Reich by examining how Hitler’s position, and the state of Germany, was transformed in 1933.

Robin Evans focuses on the role of the Basques during the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.

Robert Pearce argues that we should get better acquainted with the 'unknown prime minister'.

Retha Warnicke uncovers the real reason for Henry VIII's divorce from his fourth wife.