Volume 35 Issue 10 October 1985

Mapping a United Kingdom

With government sponsorship and prodigious fieldwork, Elizabethan cartography reached heights unequalled elsewhere in Western Europe.

Museum Piece

Francis Robinson on the collections and ornate palaces of the Top Kapi Saray museum in Istanbul.

What is Intellectual History?

Distilled 'spirit of the age' or a branch of sociology? Great men and their thoughts - with a lucky dip for culture vultures - or elite ideas whose time had come? Five historians discuss ground rules for the study of intellectual history. 

The Many Faces of Lady Jane Grey

Protestant martyr, prodigy of Renaissance learning, star-crossed lover, Hollywood heroine? The changing images of England’s Nine Days Queen of 1553.