Volume 46 Issue 6 June 1996

Josephine Butler - Feminism's Neglected Pioneer

White slavery and under-age prostitution - two of the crusades associated with the social reformer Josephine Butler. Her contribution to the self-image of 19th-century women was, however, more complex than the lurid headlines might suggest, argues Trevor Fisher.

Edmond Halley, Explorer

Ian Seymour sheds light on the intriguing cloak-and-dagger voyages of exploration of the comet discoverer.

History's Food and Drink

A look into the Henry Ford’s European Conservation Awards, which pays tribute to the history of ordinary life.

Greece Goes West

A look at a new exhibition in Venice, which shows the flow of culture between East and West in early Greece.