Volume 48 Issue 2 February 1998

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of February 4th, 1948

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of February 27th, 1848

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of February 11th, 1948

Richard Cavendish visits Plas Newydd, the seat of the Marquess of Anglesey.

John Horgan examines the attempts by the new Irish Free State government to disarm the IRA at the end of the civil war in 1923 and the way in which the issue of the IRA arms dumps rumbled on in Irish politics for the next ten years. 

Charles Esdaile explores grass roots opposition to Napoleonic rule, the forms it took and how the empire fought back.

The United States battleship was blown up in an explosion during Cuba's uprising against Spain. What caused the explosion and who was responsible?

Nicholas Doumanis discovers surprisingly favourable memories of Italian occupation from the Dodecanese Greeks who experienced it between the years 1912-43.

Jeremy Black tells how the delicate system of international relations and ancien regime diplomacy was shattered by the Emperor’s arrogance and refusal to play by the rules.

Andrew Pettegree charts Hans Holbein’s path from Germany to England and points to the ironies of his reputation as a great Protestant painter.

Ed Young investigates the ancient process of Egyptian mummification.

Claire Tomalin previews a National Portrait Gallery exhibition which focuses on mother and daughter Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.

Antony Taylor reveals that Eco-Warriors were active more than a century ago.

Barry Doyle compares today's multiplex cinemas with the picture palaces of pre-war Britain.

Denise Silvester-Carr celebrates the reopening of Charleston House to the public.