Volume 41 Issue 10 October 1991

A Bit of a Flutter

Mark Clapson looks at how Victorian morality drove the pleasures of betting underground, and relates the various devices that enabled the working-classes to sustain the reputation of a nation of gamblers.

The Clam-Gallas Palace

Maurice Hilton discovers a message of European cultural unity in a splendid Baroque doorway in Prague.

Chronicles of a Death Foretold

Tony Judt argues that the new cultural and economic themes taken up by historians of modern Europe have left Marxism as only one of several competitors in Clio's marketplace.