Volume 37 Issue 2 February 1987

Morte D’Arthur

Felix Barker keeps an open mind about speculation on the burial place of King Arthur.

The East India Company and the Emperor Aurangzeb

'Trade follows the flag' is a truism of imperial expansion but in the 1680s it was the other way round, as East India Company entrepreneurs made an ambitious and abortive attempt to challenge the might of the Moghul empire.

'Picture Shows': The Early British Film Industry in Walthamstow

The unlikely setting of the East London suburb of Walthamstow was a centre for the infant British cinema industry at the turn of the century. Margaret O'Brien and Julia Holland chart its course, aided by interviews with and recollections of local people, many of whom were involved as 'extras' in the early silent films.