Volume 55 Issue 9 September 2005

Bartholomew's Fair, which dates back to the 12th century, was held for the last time on September 3rd, 1855.

Bartholomew's Fair, which dates back to the 12th century, was held for the last time on September 3rd, 1855.

Stewart Lone looks beyond the idea of the impassive, self-sacrificing citizen to discover how ordinary Japanese people really reacted to the war with Russia in 1904-05.

Rachel Sieder considers the role of ‘memory politics’ in Guatemala’s uncertain path to democracy as government and society attempt to come to terms with the brutality of the counter-insurgency war.

Far from being the bogeymen of history, Geoffrey Robertson QC says that the English regicides were men of principle who established our modern freedoms.

Ian Kershaw sees 1945 as a real watershed in Europe’s history of the last century.

Ralph Griffiths commemorates the recently deceased historian of medieval Wales and Britishness.

Alison Barnes reveals a new discovery about the Eddystone lighthouse: the first of its kind to be built on rocks in the sea.

David Carpenter recalls the vanished world of the London docks in the 1950s.

Seán Lang tells of the Dufferin Fund, an aristocratic initiative supported by Queen Victoria to improve medical conditions, particularly in childbirth, for Indian women in the late 19th century.

Richard Grayson reveals the human side to a wartime Cabinet minister’s personal tragedy.

Following his re-election in 1952, Juan Peron was overthrown on September 19th, 1955.

Historian of suburbia Mark Clapson peers over the fences of Wisteria Lane to discover a fifty-year-old myth still at work.

Andrew Fisher asks who William Wallace really was, and why he has become an icon of Scottish resistance to the English.

Sebastian Walsh looks at a forgotten friend and adviser to Queen Elizabeth from the early years of her reign.

Roland Quinault finds alarming parallels for the recent London bomb attacks in the 1880s.