Volume 49 Issue 2 February 1999

Richard Cavendish recreates the scene of the famous Victorian Tory leader's accession, on February 22nd 1849.

Fighting broke out in the Philippines on the night of February 4th, 1899, after an American patrol shot a Filipino guerrilla.

Fighting broke out in the Philippines on the night of February 4th, 1899, after an American patrol shot a Filipino guerrilla.

Richard Cavendish explains the life and death of Henry IV's father, on February 3rd, 1399

Richard Cavendish recreates the scene of the famous Victorian Tory leader's accession, on February 22nd 1849.

Ted Cowan visits the new Museum of Scotland and considers its implications for the nation’s view of itself.

Jonathan Hughes describes how the new classical-inspired education given to young members of the aristocracy in the fifteenth century laid the foundations for future English ideas of education, empire and public service.

J.E. Spence considers the interface between ideological and geopolitical factors in the struggle for supremacy in Southern Africa.

A survey of reactions and prospects for history in British Universities after the Dearing Report.

Martin Petchey outlines a new government plan to merge heritage organisations.

Antonia Fraser recalls the girlhood awakening of a ‘sense of place’ that has continued to influence her methods as a historian.

News of a bibliography of printed material published in English from the 15th century to 1800.

Penelope Corfield explores the interdependent relationship between crown and capital from the 17th century onwards that the monarchy ignored at its peril.

Andy Croll tells how the stringent welfare policies introduced in response to the South Wales coal strike of 1898 had a long-term impact on the radicalisation of the miners.

Patricia Cleveland-Peck looks at fresh projects and older initiatives to record the experiences and opinions of ‘ordinary people’.

Michael Bush explores the development of sex guides in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and their effect on British society.

William D. Rubinstein investigates the political and personal motivations of a leading Conservative politician, and reveals the truth he sought to keep hidden.