Volume 51 Issue 2 February 2001

Australian prospectors struck gold on February 12th, 1851.

Gabriel Fawcett looks at the efforts being made by history teachers in Germany to combat racism and neo-Nazism.

Mary Ann Steggles recalls the circumstances of the many monuments to Queen Victoria that were erected in India, and traces their fate.

Kathleen Sands reveals a little-known episode in the career of the famous English martyrologist.

David Ellwood shows how anti-American feelings today have roots and parallels in the past.

Aram Bakshian, Jr. takes a wry look at the recent American presidential elections.

Solving the mystery of the British Prime Minister's wartime recordings.

Jeri DeBrohun looks at the meanings expressed in the style of clothes and personal adornment adopted by men and women in the ancient world.

Neil Evans seeks out the motives for the rash of racial tension seen on both sides of the Atlantic immediately after the end of the First World War.

Peter Gray and Kendrick Oliver review the debate surrounding the commemoration of historical disasters.

Andrew MacLennan, longtime history editor at Longman Publishers, explains why his love for the subject is simply second nature to him.

After a failed coup d'état against Elizabeth I, Robert Devereux was beheaded at the Tower of London on February 25th, 1601