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Volume 52 Issue 5 May 2002

One of the 20th century's deadliest volcanic eruptions took place on 8 May 1902. 

On May 31st, 1902, the Peace of Vereeniging was signed, ending the Second Boer War between Britain and the two Afrikaner republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State.

Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of a royal marriage, on May 18th, 1152.

On May 31st, 1902, the Peace of Vereeniging was signed, ending the Second Boer War between Britain and the two Afrikaner republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State.

Thomas Doherty examines a series of conflicts between left-wing artists and movie moguls at the time of Sergei Eisenstein's brief sojourn in Tinseltown in the 1930s.

Richard Pflederer evaluates a vital tool of the age of discovery.

Deborah Mulhearn assesses the debates surrounding the clearance of 400 pre-1919 terraced house in Nelson, Lancashire.

Tony Aldous surveys a new exhibition on architect Frank Matcham and his work at the Richmond Theatre.

David Keys looks at the latest archaeological projects taking place in Sheffield and Liverpool.

Ruth Ive describes how, as a young woman, her job was to interrupt the wartime conversations between Churchill and Roosevelt.

June Purvis explores the career of Emmeline Pankhurst.

Anthony Farrington previews a new exhibition on Asia, Britain and the role of the East India Company.

Leslie Marchant sees the Opium Wars as a philosophical clash between two cultures and two notions of government and society.

Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of Public Records and Chief Executive of the Public Record Office, makes a personal record of her own abiding interest in history, maps and archives.

Jeannette Lucraft recovers the identity and reputation of the remarkable Katherine Swynford.

Russell Chamberlin assesses claims for the return of cultural treasures.

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of life and living in medieval Britain.

Margaret Kekewich points to the value of prehistory at school as a key to national unity.

Andrew Roberts reintroduces us to Churchill’s long-delayed epic work, which was written with the assistance of a former editor of History Today.