Volume 45 Issue 12 December 1995

The Medieval Antipodes

Alison Peden looks at what the Middle Ages speculated on and thought was theologically correct about the edges of the medieval world.

Christmas in 19th Century America

Before the mid-1800s many Americans did not dream of Christmas at all. Penne Restad tells how and why this changed – and played its role in uniting the US in social cohesion.

Town Docks Museum, Hull

Richard Cavendish trawls through the exhibits to examine the legacy of the city's whaling and fishing industry.