Volume 2 Issue 6 June 1952

British Prime Ministers: Arthur Balfour

A.P. Ryan introduces the life and career of The Earl of Balfour: Conservative Prime Minister, 1902-5; Foreign Secretary, 1916-19; President of the Council 1919-22, 1925-9.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1852-1952

H.G. Nicholas reconsiders the influence of this famous book on American opinion in the years preceding the Civil war, and on its world-wide public outside the United States.

Defeat at Buenos Aires 1806-1807

George Pendle retraces attempts by the British to seize control of Spanish colonies around the La Plata Basin, now part of Argentina and Uruguay.

Burke's First Patron

Thomas W. Copeland here re-examines one of the most perplexing mysteries: that of Burke's connection with the famous “Single-Speech” Hamilton.

Ludwig and Alfred Mond

The Monds were significant figures not only as the architects of a great modern industry but as representatives of a phase of industrial development that nowadays belongs to the past. Here Dr. W.H. Chaloner traces the rise of these determined individualists.

Crossing the Rubicon

C.E. Stevens explains how, by crossing the Rubicon, Julius Caesar challenged the power of the Roman Senate, and opened the way for the foundation of the Roman Empire.