Volume 31 Issue 11 November 1981

A hundred years ago this month the Smoke Abatement Exhibition was held in London. In this article, John Ranlett explains how the exhibition demonstrated the practicality of smoke control equipment and how a century later the efficacy of this can be observed in the city streets.

Keith Robbins considers the plurality of the Edwardian church, its relations with the state, and its responses to social change.

'A people's prospects are affected by its image of its past' - Arnold Toynbee presents an exclusive extract from his book on the Greek sense of the past, The Greeks and Their Heritages.

Maggie Black takes a look at the seasonal celebration of All Saints and serves up a Hallowe'en recipe.

In the years following their seizure of the West Indian Island of Martinique from the French, the British had the task of maintaining internal order and restoring the island's prosperity before handing their protectorate back to Napoleon's envoy.

F.M.L. Thompson admires a new cross-Channel collaboration on the history of stations.

An introduction to this month's special feature on Edwardian Britain, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Historical Association.

A review of the origins of the Labour Party.

Hegel claimed to know the ultimate purpose of history in the universal sovereignty of reason which Marx – following Hegel – believed a liberated proletariat would establish.

Steven Huebner on the attempts to stage Richard Wagner's works in Paris between the 1870s and 1891.

D.G. Chandler continues our series, looking at the relevance of military history in contemporary training for the armed forces.

November 5th had traditionally provided an outlet for the expression of popular attitudes towards religion in the city of Exeter. In this article Roger Swift examines the particular fervour of the celebrations during the Victorian period despite efforts by the authorities to control them.