Volume 25 Issue 5 May 1975

Benjamin Hoadly

H.T. Dickinson introduces a Bishop who held many liberal views,  and was much disliked by his brethren.

Sir Richard and Lady Burton

Joanna Richardson explains how, in Brazil, Damascus and Trieste Isabel Burton accompanied her husband on many of his travels and was his devoted business manager.

Ammianus Marcellinus

Charles Johnston describes how, in the fourth century A.D., the Roman Empire was near its end, but its sophisticated life found a lucid recorder in Ammianus of Antioch. 

The Taste for Mountain Scenery

Though originally seen as ‘monstrous excrescences of nature’, Ronald Rees writes, mountains came into their own during the eighteenth century and began to inspire poetic awe and reverence.