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Volume 39 Issue 8 August 1989

An English cricket team set out on a goodwill visit to Paris in the turbulent summer of 1789. But the proposed tour never took place. Overtaken by events, it turned back at Dover. John Goulstone and Michael Swanton compile the following account from broadsheets and from correspondence, between certain of the personalities involved.

David Stephens discerns an undercurrent of social protest and complaint beneath the usual exuberance of the bagpiper in medieval art.

Christopher Elrington on the work of the Victoria County History

Oswald and Margaret Dilke discuss the work of the cartographer-cum-Crusade-propagandist Marin Sanudo, who used his work to urge on a 14th-century initiative to recover Palestine from the infidel.

Neil Dalton discusses the historic separation of the legal profession

David Thompson on the labour movement and an educational reformer and founder of the WEA.

A tale of kidnapped Africans and an abortive trading voyage casts light on the uneasy relationship between conscience and commerce in New England argues Larry Gragg.

Ann Hills on the European links in the largest Central American country

Penelope Johnston on feelings of pride in North America.

John Benson on the history of attempting to encourage people into self-employment and entrepreneurship.