Volume 29 Issue 10 October 1979

Having failed to introduce a new Irish coinage, writes John S. Powell, this ambitious projector set out to revolutionize contemporary iron-production.

Francis J. Bremer introduces a true Renaissance man; Thomas Hariot, man of action and ideas.

Stephen Clissold uncovers a brutal crime with its roots deep in the rank soil of Balkan politics.

Tracked down to a ‘hut in the cavern of a rock’, writes J.J.N. McGurk, Desmond met his death at the hands of fellow Irishmen.

In 1828, writes John Adair, the great patriot’s tomb was rudely disturbed by an enquiring Whig historian.

The purchase system, writes Robert Woodall, was regarded by its opponents as the main obstacle to the creation of professional officer corps.

During the Reformation, writes Christine King, Tudor agents demolished many venerated shrines, and made great use of the frauds and trickeries that they claimed to have detected.

When the founders of the American Historical Society discussed their plans in 1791, writes Elisabeth Linscott, they determined ‘to seek and find, to preserve and communicate’, the precious records of their country’s past.