Volume 50 Issue 1 January 2000

The English social reformer was born on January 24th, 1800.

The great opera premiered in Rome on January 14th, 1900.

Stephen Gundle settles in the stalls to re-view the epochal Fellini film that defined the hedonistic spirit of post-war Italy.

Greening urban landscapes is nothing new, says Joyce Ellis, the Georgians were Greens too.

On January 31st, 1950, Truman announced that he had directed the Atomic Agency Commission 'to continue with its work on all forms of atomic energy weapons, including the so-called hydrogen or super-bomb'.

Michael Sturma finds parallels in contemporary accounts of abductions by space aliens with European narratives of captivity by Indians and Aboriginals in early America and Australia.

Daniel Snowman talks to a man who has devoted his long and distinguished career to unravelling the threads of American freedom.

David Braund re-examines what we know about Britain at the time of the Roman invasions.

Susan Cohen and Clive Fleay rediscover the forgotten lives and work of three women who sought to alleviate the plight of Britain’s Edwardian underclass.

Jabulani Maphalala recalls the calamatious effects of a white man’s war on the Zulu people caught between them.

New documents have come to light which help to explain why John Harrison refused to compete for the Longitude prize even though his sea-clock appeared to work well.

In May 1941 Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy, landed in Scotland. But historians differ over the true nature of his mission.

The MP for Blackpool South and ex-editor of History Today describes how his early interest in history bewildered his family but proved ineradicable.