Volume 34 Issue 11 November 1984

Norman Macdougall explores the vicissitudes of James IV's reign; although regarded as a paragon amongst Scottish kings, his downfall owed much to his failings.

In 1926 the mining dispute led to the General Strike. Chris Wrigley writes how the memory of the hardship of those months has left a permanent legacy of bitterness in industrial relations in the coal industry.

Geoffrey Parker travels to Germany to revisit the sites of the 17th-century conflict that saw the decline of the Holy Roman Empire and Habsburgs.

John D. Hargreaves looks at the 1884 meeting of European nations and the impact on Africa.

As the English convict ship 'Lady Shore' sailed towards Botany Bay her human cargo contained a number of Frenchmen politicised by eight years of Revolution in their homeland

Anthony Sutcliffe preaches a new historical positivism

For the past 600 years the island of Java has been the scene for the encounter of the two major cultural and religious traditions of the world.

John A. Davis discusses a range of books tackling the Risorgimento.

The use of guns by the police is a continuing debate in British society - as it was in Victorian times.