Volume 20 Issue 7 July 1970

Mercenaries in the British Service

Hereward Senior traces the British employment of foreign professional soldiery, from Danish axemen before the Norman Conquest, to Sepoys in the days of the British East India Company.

Gladstone and Education

The Education Act of 1870 was a landmark in Liberal policy, writes Paul Adelman, but it failed to satisfy the Nonconformist conscience of many Liberal supporters.

Pepys and the Thirty Ships

Bernard Pool describes how Pepys regarded the Naval shipbuilding programme of 1677 as his greatest administrative achievement.

Dante and Politics

If the world were ruled by a single Christian monarch, peace and justice would prevail: such was Dante’s vision in the early fourteenth century, writes Robert F. Murphy.

Akbar and the Jesuits

Iris Macfarlane assesses how Christian missions from Goa operated at the Mughal Emperor’s court.