Issue 69 March 2011

Richard Wilkinson finds much to enjoy in the opening volumes of a comprehensive new series on British social history.

Robert Pearce has been pleasantly surprised at the quality of a new textbook.

George Garnett reflects on the Julia Wood Prize and on the state of sixth-form history.

Russel Tarr compares and contrasts the rise to power of two Communist leaders.

Patrick Williams reveals the courage of Henry VIII's Spanish wife.

Benjamin Zachariah helps to debunk the romantic 'Legend of the Mahatma'.

Simon Lemiuex asks why the Unionists dominated British politics between 1886 and 1906.

Richard Wilkinson argues against the prevailing orthodoxy.

By reinterpreting the years before 1914 William Mulligan sees the 'July Crisis' in a fresh perspective.

Graham Goodlad examines the role of Britain's postwar Labour government in the early stages of the Cold War.