Volume 41 Issue 1 January 1991

Primary for Prehistory

Robin Place advocates a key role for prehistory in capturing interest for things historical in school.

The Arkwright Society

Richard Cavendish visits an historic mill in Derbyshire central to the Industrial Revolution.

Otto III and the Historians

Around the year 1000, a teenage emperor in the centre of Europe embarked on a rapprochement with his eastern neighbours employing the language and kudos of a vanished imperial Rome as part of his diplomatic offensive. Timothy Reuter looks at a remarkable episode and the use and abuse made of it subsequently by German historians and propagandists.

Coffee House Lobbying

Alison Olson looks at the role London coffee houses played from the Restoration onwards in providing the setting for the small groups of merchants trading with the American colonies to defend their interests.