Volume 39 Issue 1 January 1989

'A life of action and constant fidelity to a set of ideas': Max Beloff takes a fresh look at the career of Leo Amery with the publication of the latter's second volume of diaries – a man by no means the stereotype of an inter-war Conservative politician.

Aram Bakshian Jr. and Geoffrey D. Schad look at the Indian state of Hyderabad from the 18th century to the last days of the British Raj, and at its rulers who echoed the glories of the Mughal court.

Prospero's island in The Tempest but also one of the first jewels in England's overseas crown: C. Walton Brown looks at the importance of 17th-century Bermuda.

John M. MacKenzie looks at a legendary railway station.

Michael Houses looks at the grievances and history of the troubled Middle East country.

In the light of genetic engineering today, Nicholas Russell explores how the thoroughbred racehorse has changed in history.

Roy Macnab examines the ongoing debate on the two Frances of 1940 – epitomized on the one side by Petain and de Gaulle on the other – in the light of an heroic Cavalry stand against the German Blitzkrieg.

Ann Hills explores the Yemen Arab Republic's unique historic capital.

Attracting businesses for Brussels heritage exhibitions

Will glasnost affect the view of non-Russian history in the Soviet Union? Thomas Prymak looks at Michael Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and nationalist whose reputation and life mirrored the ebb and flow in the fortunes of 'Kievan Rus'.

Andrew Selkirk reviews the shortlist

Ian Seymour looks at the involvement of Elizabeth I's astrologer in matters of state, and his diplomatic intrigues on the Continent on the eve of the Armada.