To deal with revolutionary violence and social unrest, writes Patricia Wright, the Tsar granted one of his generals almost dictatorial powers.
Patricia Wright describes the first Italian attempt to capture Ethiopia.
During the winter of 1935-6, writes Patricia Wright, Italian armies overran Ethiopia and annexed the Empire to the Italian Crown.
Prospects seemed encouraging for the Italian Empire in 1940, writes Patricia Wright, but an arduous defeat ensued.
Patricia Wright describes how the French arrival upon the Upper Nile caused an international crisis.
Patricia Wright profiles Falconer Larkworthy, a man who served in the banks of both Australia and New Zealand during the great Gold Rush of the 1850s.
Patricia Wright revisits the career of a 14th-century abbot who ruthlessly protected the interests of his abbey and who built a remarkable celestial clock.
Queen Victoria inherited the 'Buckingham House' from her uncle, William IV, in 1837. She was eighteen years old. Patricia Wright looks at the chequered origins and troubled early years of London's royal landmark.