Volume 38 Issue 6 June 1988

Peter Edbury profiles medieval Christendom's militant apologist.

J Mordaunt Crook examines the history of a Gothic church in West London.

John Carr examines the treatment of race and equality in America in comparison with Great Britain.

Douglas Johnson reflects on the life and death of General de Gaulle.

Popular obsession with German espionage in the early 1900s proved to be well-founded, as Nicholas Hiley shows in an examination of the prewar activites of a group of agents controlled by the 'Kaiser's Spymaster'.

A few questions are posed on the 'magic of history' in the twentieth century.

'Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others.' The colourful activities of a religious movement in the 1930s were to lead to landmark Supreme Court decisions about the relations of religion and the state.

Tony Aldous describes the restoration of Morwellham which was once one of the greatest copper ports in the Victorian empire.

Bartholomew Dias' voyage to the Cape of Good Hope in the late 15th century marked the apex of an extraordinary Portuguese expansion overseas and the start of a fateful European impact on South Africa. 

A colourful account on the reopening of Castle Coole, the eighteenth century home in Northern Ireland.

The creation of the powerful propaganda image of the early medieval king as divinely-inspired and sanctioned was the work not of Charlemagne but his lesser-known grandson.