Volume 4 Issue 5 May 1954

Eliza Lynch and the English in Paraguay 1853-1875

In the 1860s the Republic of Paraguay, under its dictator, Francisco Solano López, and his Irish consort, Eliza Lynch, became engaged in a desperate seven-years war with its neighbours. The memoirs of a small group of British doctors and engineers provide the basis for this account of the struggle.

Nero: The Two Versions

Michael Grant offers the tale of Rome's most infamous emperor from both his fans and detractors.

Court Life at Ferrara

F.M. Godfrey describes how, during the fifteenth century, the courtly civilization of Ferrara gave birth to splendid works of art.