From Garotters to Peaky Blinders: is youth ‘not what it used to be’?
Volume 34 Issue 5 May 1984
Anthony Wright looks at the impact on socialism and society in the last 100 years of Fabianism.
Jorvik, the Viking-age predecessor of modern York, has in recent years, been revealed by archaeologists in astonishing detail. A new underground Viking centre in the city has enabled the excavated evidence to be displayed where it was found, accompanied by an innovative full-size reconstruction of a complete Viking-age neighbourhood.
Ian R. Smith explores the many titles covering the Boer War.
A number of eminent historians discuss what is history and how is a national history constructed.
'Compare the wealth and refinement of cities such as Mexico... in the middle of the eighteenth century, with the austere simplicity, verging on poverty, of... Philadelphia, a misleading splendour; what was dawn for the United States was twilight for Latin America...' Octavio Paz
The Duke of Wellington proved a gift to the cartoonists of 'Punch' - he was a figure the magazine's readership would recognise, and he did not look unlike Mr Punch himself.
The trade guilds of Venice, explains Richard Mackenney, were organisations with a surprising amount of political and economic power in the patrician Renaissance city.
David Dutton explores the twilight years of the British statesman following the 1906 General Election.