Volume 47 Issue 5 May 1997

Simon Lloyd assess the achievements and legacy of France's idealised royal crusader.

Richard Cavendish describes the brief rule of Cola di Rienzi following his coup d'etat on May 20th, 1347.

Richard Cavendish describes the launch of the Second Crusade on May 19th, 1147.

Casting Islam and Muslims as the enemy was crucial in the Crusades, and the context of conflict has colored Christian-Islamic relations since.

Simon Thurley sniffs the air in William III's Privy Garden at Hampton Court.

Alex Barker discusses St Augustine's Abbey Museum.

Andy Croll on how publishing anti-social behaviour is a trick we have copied from the Victorians.

The houses built by Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, are a reflection of his career under Henry VIII, says Maurice Howard, and the King's manipulation of those who served him.

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of May 15th, 1847.

Why did Goering and Goebbels fall out over a performance of Richard III? Gerwin Strobl on this and other intriguing reasons why the Bard mattered to the Third Reich.

Lively laity, turbulent priests - Andrew Chandler on how the Anglican establishment has adapted to change in society and the body politic since 1900.

Penny Young investigates the Tawila tanks of Aden, in Yemen.

500 years after their uprising against Henry VII, Mark Stoyle discusses why the Cornish were different - and often rebellious - in Tudor and Stuart England.