Volume 34 Issue 6 June 1984


Paul Dukes urges the need to widen our vision of the past by adopting the perspective of world history.

Reading History

Peter Burke examines various reassessments of the Italian Renaissance.

Why did Charles I fight the Civil War?

Conrad Russell finds that it is easier to understand why sheer frustration may have driven Charles to fight than to understand why the English gentry might have wanted to make a revolution against him.

The Road to D-Day

Geoffrey Warner looks at the reasons for the delay in opening a second Allied Front.

D-Day Propaganda

Caroline Reed looks at the propaganda campaigns accompanying the D-Day landings on June 6th, 1944.