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Volume 35 Issue 5 May 1985

Six leading historians of science define their discipline.

Robin Gwynn examines the arrival of Huguenot French to England in the 17th century.

Biography is the most popular non-fiction genre published in Britain. At least, that is the impression one gets from reading the review pages of the Sunday papers. Stephen Trombley explains that the phenomenon is not particularly difficult to understand.

Alan Palmer provides a brief history of a princely residence from the Middle Ages.

'Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.' – Richard Hooker.

John Erickson reflects on how the Russians commemorate their role in bringing peace to Europe.

Ronald Hutton on the many arguments propounded in the debate over nuclear weapons.

Tessa Murdoch on the exhibition charting the contribution made by the Huguenots to the national life of Britain.

It is a perennial joke amongst those returning from their holidays that the things they had most hoped to see on their journey were lost from view – closed, removed for restoration, or sent away for exhibition elsewhere.

Brian Holden Reid examines the substance of the legend behind 'Lawrence of Arabia'.