Volume 46 Issue 5 May 1996

A Picture of Innocence?

Chris Townsend focuses on the recent furore surrounding child nude photography and discovers that our forebears were not so camera-shy.

Digging on the Database

Liz Sagues on how archaeologists are cutting their teeth on the Museum of London Archaeology Service

At Home and Away: The Earl of Leicester

Simon Adams goes through the household accounts of a Tudor courtier to give a revealing insight into his lifestyle and milieu both at and away from Gloriana's court.

Un americano a Roma

David Ellwood discusses America's cultural take-over of Europe in a seemingly innocent Italian 1950s comedy called "Un Americano a Roma". The comedy features a hapless hero whose attempts to Americanise himself mirror Italy's struggle to handle a clash of cultures after World War II.