Volume 37 Issue 10 October 1987

'Revisionism' has now become a historian's catch-phrase. Long-cherished interpretations of upheavals in British and European history have been re-examined. In this light, Glyn Redworth examines revisionist interpretations of the English Reformation.

Chris Durston records how the monstrous and the supernatural were seized on by political and religious factions in seventeenth century England as signs of judgment.

Questions are raised about the death of men in John Franklin’s 1845 Arctic expedition.

The spectacular defection of France's principal naval base to the British should be seen less as a master-stroke by forces of reaction and more as the anguished response of local moderates to the Revolution's extremes.

Personal persuasion and the hope of maintaining a Scottish identity encouraged emigrants to a better life in 1870s Canada - but their experiences on arrival were far from Utopian.

Ann Hills investigates the development of Mingulay a speck of Island at the southern tip of the Western Isles

Rebel without a cause? Paul Cartledge probes whether the chequered career of one of fifth-century Athens' most famous sons reveals more about conflicting codes of loyalty than just the machinations of a turncoat.

David Starkey looks at what impresses the contemporary visitor to Henry VIII's palaces

Paul Dukes takes a look back on the Russian Revolution.

Annette Bingham reports on an environmental project in Sri Lanka.

Crispin Robinson looks into one of Sir John Soanes restoration of of Pitschanger Manor.

Conrad Russell examines the evil reputation attached to the poll tax.

What did the Pilgrim Fathers and other settlers write to the Old Country about? In a new study of their transatlantic correspondence, we find close connections between old and new worlds.