Volume 43 Issue 9 September 1993

The New DNB

Colin Matthew lays out a stall for the new Dictionary of National Biography

Insiders and Outsiders

John Miller considers 20th-century political insiders and outsiders through the eyes of today's historians on radio.

Babies: Boon or Burden?

Did past ages look upon babies and their needs with less than starry eyes? Nicholas Tucker sifts the evidence from the cradle in history.

Politics and Chess

Richard Eales looks at how politics and chess have mated more in history through to the present day.