Volume 36 Issue 11 November 1986

'Woman's work is never done...' - a small team of women inspectors strove energetically in turn-of-the-century Britain to reduce excess hours and abuses in factory and home work.

Ian Mitchell explores the Märkisches Museum devoted to the history of Berlin and the Mark Brandenburg.

Roy Porter looks into medicine in Georgian England where sufferers from the 'Glimmering of the Gizzard' the 'Quavering of the Kidneys' and the 'Wambling Trot' could choose their cures from a cornucopia of remedies.

Ann Hills explores the recently opened Avoncroft Open Air Museum and its latest addition.

A debate over the reconstruction or preservation of archaeological sites.

'In trying to preserve the political conditions of international life, he allowed himself to become unscrupulous' - thirty years on Eden's coup de main against Nasser seems less untimely realpolitik and more moral dilemma.

Felix Barker reflects on the forgotten Low Countries war of 1586.

Paul Preston investigates the media and publishing trade in Spain.

Paul Dukes explores some of Hungary’s turbulent history and culture dating back to the thirteenth century.

Peter Burke on a pioneering historian of 'spirit of the age', who pushed back the frontiers of cultural history.

Warriors but adaptors - the Vikings built on existing urban settlement to produce towns like York and Lincoln, prosperous and busy with domestic manufacture and international trade.