Volume 17 Issue 3 March 1967

Filippo Buonarroti

The first professional revolutionist was a descendant of Michelangelo’s brother; W.J. Fishman describes how, in Italy, France, and in exile, Filippo Buonarroti spent his life in radical conspiracy.

The Voyage of the Great Tasmania

W.J. Reader describes a scandalous episode that arose out of the transfer of authority in India from the East India Company to the Crown.

The Oxford Movement

At Oxford, in 1833, writes K. Theodore Hoppen, a group of earnest reformers set out to infuse new spiritual life into the Established Church.

Samuel Whitbread

A prosperous member of the commercial middle class, writes Roger Fulford, Whitbread made his name as the champion of radicalism and the persistent advocate of unpopular causes.

Sixteenth-Century Travellers

J.B. James describes how travelling was an occupation that, although they believed it had a good effect on the character, most sixteenth-century Englishmen found singularly unenjoyable.