Volume 47 Issue 8 August 1997

Richard Cavendish takes an indepth look into the history of Eastnor Castle.

Ian Locke investigates an intriguing and little-known attempt to commandeer Third Reich assets as reparations - and its mixed results.

Daniel Snowman on commerce and opera over fifty years at Covent Garden.

Alex Barker on Harlem's cultural heyday.

Lucy Jayne Kamau looks at the competing versions of the nineteenth-century pioneer past that folk history and the heritage industry have forged.

John Geipel on how the enforced diaspora of the slave trade shaped South America’s largest nation.

A cabinet of curiosities or a medium for enlightening the general public? Patricia Fara looks at how debate over democratising scientific knowledge crystalised in the development of the newly-formed British Museum.