Volume 45 Issue 8 August 1995

Richard Cavendish goes behind bars at the Beaumaris Gaol and Courthouse, Anglesey

Sue Harper reveals how a swashbuckling tale of gypsy romance opens an unexpected window on 1940s women in Britain.

Tim Thornton explains how a complex legal case casts light on centralised royal power in Tudor England and its limitations.

Alonzo Hamby considers Harry Truman's First World War experiences and explores the dilemmas that influenced his decision to drop atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Jeffrey Green describes the impact of a troupe of six 'dwarf savages' and what it reveals about social and racial attitudes of the time.

Laurie Johnston explores the significance of public education in Cuba's efforts to forge a national identity in a period of US intervention.

UN-designated celebration of the millennium of the Kyrgyz national epic 'Manas'

Nigel Pearce marks the completion of a TV series spanning world history.

Larry Gragg recounts the attempts of a younger son to shake off his reputation in 17th-century Barbados.

Tower Museum, Londonderry