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Volume 47 Issue 6 June 1997

John Cabot set sail from Bristol, England, looking for a route to the west on May 20th 1497.

Nigel Saul discusses attempts to revive the crusading zeal in late medieval Europe and explains why they failed to rekindle the fervour of the earlier movement.

Sarah Foster offers a fascinating account of how Irish identity, with its sectarian implications, asserted itself in the manufacture and purchase of luxury goods.

Sarah Foster offers a fascinating account of how Irish identity, with its sectarian implications, asserted itself in the manufacture and purchase of luxury goods.

Tony Aldous investigates the story behind Grey Street in Newcastle upon Tyne

At Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in June 1897, pride in the British Empire seemed at its zenith, but in a fresh look at the commemorative poems of Rudyard Kipling, Denis Judd finds the poet pointing to cracks in the imperial façade.

June 5th, 1947

C. John Sommerville on networking in 17th-century coffee houses.

Denise Silvester-Carr investigates the restoration of Hardwick Hall, home of Bess of Hardwick.

In an intriguing story of pistols at dawn involving one of Hitler's golden Teutons, William Combs explores the tensions between old and new codes of honour in Nazi Germany.

Paul Goalen on questions of national identity in the classroom.