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Volume 19 Issue 9 September 1969

Under Alexander I, writes Michael Jenkins, a ferocious martinet overshadowed Russian life.

During 1870-1871, the France of the Second Empire underwent one of those catastrophes from which nations strangely re-arise to greatness.

William Seymour describes the first hundred years in the rise to power of the East India Company.

In 1569, Richard Grafton, an enterprising London printer completed the first attempt to provide a critical history of England. Martin Holmes describes the process.

Stephen Usherwood shows how Rembrandt’s genius gives a vivid impression of 17th-century Holland.