Volume 49 Issue 1 January 1999

The formal handover took place on January 6th, 1899.

Thomas Cranmer's prayer book was published on January 15th, 1549.

Pamela Tudor-Craig describes the origins of her fascination with the Middle Ages and the moment which decided her path as a Medievalist

January 16th, 1749: Birth of the man who stole Bonnie Prince Charlie's wife.

Patrick Morley tells how a small wartime radio network for us troops in Britain in 1943 provoked a fierce reaction from certain quarters at the BBC

The 20th century has seen the destruction of several art collections in Hungary by the SS and, later, the Red Army.

Christopher Hill describes the diplomatic and public relations disputes that surrounded the Olympic Games in the Cold War.

Derek Wilson argues the merits of the historical novel as a valid and enjoyable means of fuelling interest in the past

Stuart Woolf outlines the ambiguous but deep and intense relationship between Britain and the Continent

When Umbria suffered an extended earthquake sixteen months ago, international attention was particularly focused on Assisi where unique ceiling paintings by Giotto, Cimabue, Martini and others were destroyed at the famous double church of St Francis.

David Nash explores the movement for moral education that attracted quite a following at the turn of the century, and draws some parallels with today's emphasis on 'good citizenship'

Kay Staniland discusses the authenticity of the 'ghastly' relics claiming to have originated from Charles I's execution.

Sean Kelsey reconsiders the events of January 1649 and argues the trial was skilfully appropriated by rump politicians in paving the way for the new Commonwealth.

Girolamo Cardano was one of the great renaissance polymaths in the tradition of Leonardo. Allan Ashworth explains the significance of his key mathematical work.

Archaeologists in Turkey believe they could have unearthed some of the remains of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Empire which ruled much of the known world for nearly a thousand years from the heart of Constantinople.