Volume 3 Issue 5 May 1953

The Diplomacy of Edward VII

Long excluded from public business, King Edward showed, when he came to the throne, a remarkable grasp of foreign affairs. He was, as A.P. Ryan says, “a good European and a lover of peace.”

The Accession of Queen Elizabeth I

A study of the dangers and difficulties that confronted the young Queen in 1558, and of the courageous strategy by which she overcame them. By J.E. Neale.

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth

On January 15th, 1559, England’s twenty-five-year-old sovereign left Whitehall to be crowned Queen. This article, by A.L. Rowse, was first published in May 1953, in a special issue of History Today that marked the imminent coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.