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.

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.

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