Volume 44 Issue 3 March 1994

Paul Hennessy talks of his two unsound heroes in history in the inaugural lecture of the Longman-History Today awards

Valery Rees surveys the life of the ruler who put 15th-century Hungary on the map, both culturally and geographically, but whose efforts may have put an intolerable strain on the body politic.

Richard Ollard looks at the rise and fall of Sherborne Castle.

Ronnie Landau looks at the latest charges of genocide over Bosnia and wonders how often history must repeat itself.

Michael Leech examines the new look for the London transport museum.

David Rooney argues that Chindit commander Orde Wingate has had his Burma campaign unfairly judged by military establishments.

Barbara Schreier offers a fascinating insight into how the dress, customs and attitudes of Jewish women escaping pogroms in Eastern Europe altered as part of their assimilation as Americans.

Wild Bill Hicock and wagon trains - familiar images of pioneer spirit, but a more complex and less triumphalist view of how the American frontier moved West is explained by Margaret Walsh.

Ian Locke ponders on how careless we have been in the past in the wake of the Matrix-Churchill Iraq supergun affair.

Susan Cole looks at how, though formally excluded from the political process, Athena's sisters nevertheless made their mark.

Todd Gray and Mark Stoyle take a look at a map discovered in Plymouth of the sieges of the Civil War.

John North examines how genuine democracy was in Republican Rome, and the perils and pleasures of being a citizen and/or running for office.