Volume 43 Issue 12 December 1993

Royal Rations

Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska questions the reality of rationing for Britain’s Royal family during the war and after.

The Great Copper Trials

Set–piece contests about industrial pollution are nothing new – as Ronald Rees reveals in this tale of epic legal struggles in south Wales during the Industrial Revolution.

Wahgi Meets West

Richard Monte looks at the integration of Western ideas into native cultures.

Interfacing Samuel Hartlib

Britain's first information scientist? Mark Greengrass tells the story of a remarkable 17th- century polymath and of the modern enterprise to re-categorise and evaluate, with the aid of the modern computer, his archive of knowledge.

The Maritime Trust

Richard Cavendish discovers that old ships do not just die or fade away, thanks to the Maritime Trust.