Burke and Wills crossed the continent of Australia; but, writes S.H. Woolf, tragedy marked their way back.
Volume 24 Issue 2 February 1974
When Siam emerged from isolation, writes W.S. Bristowe, a fiery Scottish sea captain settled for twenty years in Bangkok.
Sudie Duncan Sides explores plantation life in the Southern states before the American Civil War.
Bernard Pool introduces Secretary to James, Duke of York, 1660-7, and a Commissioner for the Navy.
Anthony Dent describes how the last wolves of Yorkshire lived on into the reign of Henry VIII, but by then had almost vanished from England.
Henry Marsh describes how England and Scotland became the first European countries to begin freeing their serfs, towards the close of the twelfth century.