Existing elements of pagan midwinter rites fused with the developing theology of Christmas in an appeal to the senses of both sacred and lay.
Volume 36 Issue 12 December 1986
Peter Salway examines the image Roman writers and commanders had of their island province.
A look into the history of a spectacular gold pendant unearthed in Yorkshire.
Tony Aldous reveals the story behind Faversham and a gunpowder works built there around the mid-16th century
Willam Laud, Charles I's Archbishop of Canterbury and a formidable opponent of Puritanism, was executed on 10 January 1645. Charles Carlton examines his little-known nocturnal life.
Francis Robinson explores new educational and cultural advances in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
A look back over a century of The English Historical Review.
Bernard Porter looks into Britain’s line over terrorism during the nineteenth century.
Felix Barker tells the tale of the newly resorted mill wheel at Styal.