Volume 1 Issue 7 July 1951

Sir Kenneth Clark discovers echoes of both ancient and modern in a true Renaissance man.

Christopher Sykes delivers a historical backdrop to mid-20th century tension on the Persian Gulf.

Jean Lindsay queries the medieval path of scientific enquiry.

Quentin Bell unveils deeper meanings from the ever-evolving history of fashion and fancy dress.

Sheldon van Auken on the great English historian of the Reformation.

Michael Rix takes an historical and architectural look at England's second city.

A.J.P. Taylor on one of those surprising outsiders with a touch of mischief – in this case a man whose political career spanned nearly sixty years.