Volume 39 Issue 6 June 1989

Linda Pollock questions the assumption that younger brothers in the 16th and 17th-centuries were automatically stifled and frustrated, impotent in the family pecking order.

Kenneth Fowler examines the motives and connections of an upwardly-mobile 'bon Breton' in the Hundred Years War.

Gillian Peele surveys historians and education professionals for their thoughts on the development of the history curriculum.

Damien Gregory on the use of Fort Nelson over Portsmouth, a fort known as a fine example of Victorian military architecture.

Ann Hills on an institution dedicated to the history of the Red Crescent and Cross and a humanitarian approach to war.

The current state of history teaching

Homes for heroes? Gertrude Prescott Nuding argues that the inspiration behind and debates over the founding of Britain's National Portrait Gallery reveal the Victorian establishment at its most earnest about who was worth celebrating in 'our island story'.