Volume 42 Issue 3 March 1992

First Blood to the South: Bull Run, 1861

The rebel yell that dispelled hopes of a quick Union victory – Brian Holden Reid looks at the battle that set the scene for the American Civil War's protracted and bloody conflict.

The Rise and Fall of the Tower of London

A place to inspire visions of secret prisoners, torture and the axe - but the reality was less blood-soaked and more varied. Geoffrey Parnell chronicles the fortunes of the capital's royal fortress.

Trinity College, Dublin: 1592-1992

Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland celebrates its 400th anniversary in 1992. John McGurk discusses the history of the college, set up for the cultivation of virtue and religion.