Volume 17 Issue 1 January 1967

For several generations, writes Arnold Whitridge, Americans thought it inevitable that the Canadian provinces would join the United States.

Stella Margetson describes how, with the single-mindedness of a devoted artist, John Palmer revolutionized the transport system of the British Isles.

Though the Duke did not pretend to be a highly educated man, he had a real respect for books, and made resolute attempts to supervise the education of his son and heir. By Elizabeth Longford.

Malaria was one of the scourges of the British Indian Empire. William Gardener writes how a remedy was at last provided by the introduction of a South-American tree.

Of the seventeenth-century Earl of Shaftesbury, writes K.H.D. Haley, Ranke observed that he seized upon the ideas which had the greatest future.

Peter Munz finds that the eleventh-century Holy Roman Emperor was one of those rare rulers who took the ethics of their calling literally.

Antonia Fraser describes how no murder in the course of history has aroused more argument than the assassination of the Queen of Scots’ husband at Kirk o’Field on the night of February 9th, 1567.