Issue 72 March 2012

The former editor of History Review Robert Pearce gives his personal view.

Graham Goodlad examines the part played by military coalitions in an era of great change.

Gemma Betros asks what kind of person Napoleon really was.

Rowena Hammal examines the evidence to assess civilian reactions to war in Britain from 1940 to 1945.

Jez Ross argues that Henry VII was more secure than he realised

Graham Noble explains why the issue of equal gender rights has been so controversial in the history of the United States.

Ian Garrett asks why British Governments found Ireland so difficult a problem in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Judith Richards strips away the veils of illusion covering the last Tudor monarch.

Russ Foster introduces one of Britain's least understood premiers.

John Matusiak explains the nature of the power game that raged from 1540 to 1553.