Volume 41 Issue 11 November 1991

Marxism and the Middle Ages

Stephen Rigby argues that Marxist analysis has had an underrated role in the social and economic interpretation of the medieval world.

Secret History (iv)

Must the historians be morally neutral on the subject he or she investigates? Michael Burleigh offers a personal view.

Sole Appeal

Julia Simpson on a new museum celebrating the clog shoe

The Making of England

From Augustine to Alfred - Janet Backhouse discusses the material evidence and new views that are the backcloth to the major exhibition of Anglo-Saxon art and culture opening at the British Museum this month.

The Nelson Society

Richard Cavendish visits the society dedicated to Britain's great military hero.

The Strange Death of the Earl of Essex

Did he fall... or was he pushed? Michael MacDonald investigates the cause celebre of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex, found with his throat cut in the Tower of London and sheds light on attitudes to suicide and the political and religious strife of Restoration England.