Volume 37 Issue 4 April 1987

Fit For a King

Jeremy Black examines the claim that Louis XV may have used contraception.

Stewart Headlam and the Christian Socialists

'Stirring up divine discontent' by education to effect a transformation of the social order became the credo of one of Victorian Christian Socialism's most colourful characters, far outpacing the more temperate aims of its founders.

Joseph Chamberlain and the Municipal Ideal

'... a kind of Ken Livingstone of his day', Britain's great imperialist made his early reputation as a civic radical, promoting public control of local amenities such as water and gas.

The American Film Industry & Vietnam

Lost illusions and gung-ho patriotism have both featured prominently in Hollywood’s reaction to the Vietnam War, but not to date some of the more unpleasant aspects of the conflict.