Volume 41 Issue 1 January 1991

Richard Cavendish visits an historic mill in Derbyshire central to the Industrial Revolution.

Alison Olson looks at the role London coffee houses played from the Restoration onwards in providing the setting for the small groups of merchants trading with the American colonies to defend their interests.

Around the year 1000, a teenage emperor in the centre of Europe embarked on a rapprochement with his eastern neighbours employing the language and kudos of a vanished imperial Rome as part of his diplomatic offensive. Timothy Reuter looks at a remarkable episode and the use and abuse made of it subsequently by German historians and propagandists.

Tony Aldous explores the pleasures of Stowe's 18th-century landscape gardens

Mary Shortt recounts how the Canadian theatre fostered and reflected sentiment for the Mother Country between 1850 and 1940.

Raymond Pearson on history repeating itself and other lessons from the upheavals in Eastern Europe.

Robin Place advocates a key role for prehistory in capturing interest for things historical in school.

Janet Hartley discusses the mixed responses of Russia's populations to Napoleon's great gamble on an invasion and the part they played in the eventual French catastrophe. 

Christopher Chippindale talks about hands-on archaeology

Ann Hills on Cornwall's mining legacy