Volume 22 Issue 5 May 1972

The English Sunday

Since Tudor times, and for four centuries, the observance of the Sabbath was strictly enjoined by Government regulation.

The Duel

Robert Halsband describes how, in 1731, the Leader of the Opposition and a supporter of Sir Robert Walpole fought a celebrated duel in Green Park, London.

The Mechanics of Nomad Invasions

Bruce Chatwin describes how the dispute between Abel and Cain, the nomadic shepherd and the city-dwelling planter, has continued throughout history.

Pietro Aretino

Alan Haynes profiles a satirist, playwright and man of letters; Aretino led a prodigal and adventurous life in late Renaissance Italy.