Volume 22 Issue 4 April 1972

Théophile Gautier: Social Historian

Poet, novelist, journalist and international commentator; Joanna Richardson portrays Théophile Gautier, a man who typifies the restless energy of the social period in which he lived.

The Porteous Riot, 1736

H.T. Dickinson & Kenneth Logue describe the events of a Scottish protest against the Act of Union with England.

John Newbery: Publisher Extraordinary

William Noblett profiles Newbery; Goldsmith’s friend and financial aide was the first English publisher to make a lucrative business out of producing books designed for children.

John Milton: Poet as Politician

Alexander Winston describes how, in the middle of personal troubles, Milton became an eloquent defender of Cromwell’s system of government.