Volume 45 Issue 2 February 1995

Richard Cavendish examines the history of the British Golf Museum.

How did Hollywood screenwriter Frank Capra get involved in the sort of film projects that in his and other hands filled a generation of American servicemen with a fundamentalist world view? James Gilbert offers an explanation.

The way in which the church commemoration of King Charles I's 1649 execution became a potent instrument in the political war of words after the Restoration is examined, and the history of the king's execution and the clergy's promotion of the event are discussed.

Andrew Martindale explains why Renaissance Sienese doctored the history of a 12th-century papacy when decorating their new city hall.

When did England become England? Was Alfred really the great ruler of all the English - or was it just a question of clever Wessex PR? Patrick Wormald investigates the myths and realities of unification in Anglo-Saxon England.

David Abulafia reassesses the life and motives of a notorious ruler and the complex web of Renaissance diplomacy involving him which led up to the Italian wars.

Liz Sagues looks at how the Museum of London are revamping their current exhibitions.

Madelon Powers explains how bold women carved out their own space in the saloons of America.

Jennifer Carter takes a look back on the history of the university of Aberdeen.

A look into an ‘Army Museum’ in Brussels.

Jane Lewis assess the arguments surrounding the British welfare state.