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Issue 57 March 2007

John Swift examines the events that led the world to the brink of nuclear catastrophe.

Graham Goodlad surveys the variety of interpretations offered by historians of Cromwellian rule in the 1650s.

Fiona Kisby provides practical help for those preparing for the challenging History AEA.

Will Saunders asks whether one of the ‘villains’ of the English Reformation deserves his reputation.

Robert Pearce highlights Giuseppe Mazzini’s role in the Risorgimento.

Dust jacket of 1926–1927 edition

Robert Carr dissects a book frequently referred to but seldom read.

John Plowright examines the career of one of the key ministers in Attlee’s postwar governments.

Tim Clancey advises on how to use historians’ writings to your best advantage.

Simon Lemieux explain why witch-hunting ended when so many Europeans supported it.

Robert Pearce introduces the First Reform Act and asks why parliamentary reform succeeded in 1832 when earlier reform bills had failed.