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Volume 19 Issue 2 February 1969

In the struggle for the New World, writes Arnold Whitridge, France had no more gallant soldier.

Richard C. Simmons describes how a land-owners’ colony, rather than a military settlement, was Gilbert’s aim.

At the end of the tenth century, writes E.R. Chamberlin, a gifted French Pope aided the bold designs of an ambitious German Emperor.

Lionel Kochan traces the development of chess, from its origins to the end of the fifteenth century.

Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, writes J.H. Shennan, Russian merchants and explorers settled the eastern lands between the Urals and the Pacific.

Michael Grant describes how the Greeks borrowed from other civilizations, and how they transformed their borrowing.

Fenelon’s devout and earnest pupil had the makings of a great king. But for his early death, writes Geoffrey Treasure, he might have changed the history of France and Europe.