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Volume 19 Issue 10 October 1969

Michael Langley introduces the prophet of free colonisation in Australasia.

K. Theodore Hoppen describes how the victory of the ultramontanes in 1870 meant that for a considerable time the largest Church in Christendom adopted an attitude hostile to the modern world.

William Allan introduces the Napoleonic military genius; in Napier’s words, ‘the best loved Frenchman England ever fought’.

Thomas Pakenham describes the ill-fated but remarkable efforts of a tiny French naval expedition to help conquer Ireland for the rebels during the 1798 Rising.

J.D. Scott describes how a London banker, of Danish origin, played a large part in financing the unification of Italy.

During the American Revolution, writes Wallace Brown, several thousand Loyalists sought refuge in Britain — ‘sad victims’ of events.

Mollie Gillen describes how Queen Victoria’s father was a bibliophile as well as a military commander and a colonial governor.

G.W.S. Barrow tells the story of a twelfth-century London student in revolt.

Theodore Besterman describes everyday life for “the polymorphic chameleon, the omniscient polymath.”