Volume 20 Issue 9 September 1970

When Napoleon III withdrew his troops from Rome, writes John Quinlan, the unification of Italy was at last accomplished.

Edna Nixon describes how Mary Wollstonecraft became a passionate believer in the education of her own sex, having herself suffered intensely as a woman.

Evelyn Howe takes the reader on a visit to private play-houses and their players during the later eighteenth century.

As a minister in the German cabinets of 1921-2, writes David Felix, Rathenau faced formidable problems of post-war reconstruction.

Patrick Renshaw introduces an archetypal twentieth century figure: the American Trade Unionist who fled to Russia and who Comintern believed they could use to lead an American Bolshevik revolution.

After a difficult start, writes Elizabeth Linscott, the Pilgrims’ Colony gradually became self-supporting.

David Jones describes how romanized Gothic and Vandal leaders overran the capital of a declining Empire in the fifth century.

Sue Pyatt Peeler describes how, during the 1670s, a servant of the East India Company founded a flourishing city and port upon the western coast of India.