Volume 23 Issue 7 July 1973

Napoleon’s Polish Aide-de-Camp

After early service in Poland, writes Adam Zamoyski, Sulkowski joined the French Army of Italy and in 1798 met a gallant death in Egypt.

The Beaufoys of Lambeth

On the genial banks of the Thames, writes Barbara Kerr, an enlightened family of early industrialists poured forth an ocean of sweets and sours.

The Siege of Haarlem

Elka Schrijver describes the dramatic and bloody events of a sixteenth century siege of the Dutch city by a Habsburg army of Philip II.

Clement Marot, 1496-1544

In the reign of Francis I, writes Desmond Seward, the first modern and last medieval poet attended the French court.

The Emergence of the Modern Warship

The first Victorian naval ships were much the same as Nelson’s Victory; by the end of the century, writes Derek Lawrence, armour, fire-power and methods of propulsion had totally changed.