Volume 3 Issue 8 August 1953

“If ever a house radiated cheerfulness, that house is Versailles." Miss Mitford writes of the palace in the middle years of King Louis XV.

Peter Laslett charts the descent of a near forgotten family of English nobles.

Elizabeth Wiskemann recounts the story of one of Europe’s richest and most hotly-disputed industrial territories

Arthur Bryant looks at how “The Bones of Shire and State” were formed before the Normans came.

Wolf Mankowitz discusses the life and times of one of Britain's most radically successful Georgian industrialists.

To an official court painter we owe the most harrowing records of the effects of revolution and war. W.R. Jeudwine discusses Goya and his times.