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Volume 43 Issue 11 November 1993

Richard Cavendish looks at an exhibition at the Museum of London on the diversity of the capital.

Paul Gillingham looks at a kowtow fiasco and a failure in Anglo-Chinese understanding.

Phillip Buckner looks at the characteristics of a double wave of colonisation between 1700 and 1900, which gave Canada its unique character.

Andrew Robinson looks at the 1915 uproar about a speech on 'Christian Charity' towards Germany which cost the headmaster of Britain's most famous public school his job.

A.D. Harvey reflects on why the Great War captured the literary imagination.

Ray Laurence on how the myth of the classical urbs bewitched 20th-century town planners.

Pauline Croft looks at how gossipy libel about sex, health and money hit the image of James I's chief minister.

Charles Giry-Deloison looks for the realpolitik behind the Renaissance splendours of Francis I's Fontainbleau.

John Benson on the lessons of charity from Britain's worst ever mining disaster

Hitler may have thought women were there for cooking, children and church, but recent research has shown that female attitudes to, and involvement in, the apparatus of the Third Reich was much more significant, argues Matthew Stibbe.

Ian Fitzgerald delves into the century-old archives of BP in Warwickshire.