Volume 49 Issue 12 December 1999

Sugar magnate and art lover Henry Tate died on December 5th, 1899, aged 80.

The warship Implacable was scuttled on December 2nd, 1949.

Sugar magnate and art lover Henry Tate died on December 5th, 1899, aged 80.

John Gardiner searches for the historical moment when our Victorian forebears went missing from the popular consciousness.

Newfoundland celebrates fifty years as Canada's tenth province and remembers the Vikings arriving a thousand years earlier.

Andrew Pettegree re-reads Geoffrey Elton’s classic text and considers how the subject has developed in nearly four decades since it was written.

Glen Jeansonne describes the anti--war, anti-liberal and antisemitic Mothers’ Movement that attracted a mass following in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s.

Durham primary teacher David Field describes how he is trying to set his children on a path that may make them the historians of the twenty-first century.

Today best known for its gambling industry, the rich cultural history of Europe’s last colonial toehold in China might be the key to its future. 

Angus Mitchell reflects on the grim reality underlying Joseph Conrad's novel, and the fight against slavery it inspired.

The first president of the United States died on December 14th, 1799.

C.R.J. Currie celebrates the Victoria County History - a monument to the past that is looking forward confidently to the future.

The Royal Observatory launches a new all-encompassing exhibition on the history of time.

Suzanne Rickard meets one of the bogeymen of the 19th century and discovers he was not the cold-hearted monster that was often portrayed.

Robert Poole revisits the ‘Calendar Riots’ of 1752 and suggests they are a figment of historians’ imagination.