To be a pilgrim - a choice that led not to contemplation but to holy war in the climate of 11th century Europe. Marcus Bull asks why.
Volume 47 Issue 3 March 1997
Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade, which lasted from 1096 to 1099. Jonathan Phillips examines the origins and motives of the first Crusaders.
David Nash on how Victorian arguments about design in the universe echo in science-theology debates today.
Michael Leech commemorates the 1,000th birthday of Gdansk.
Ann Hills takes a look at the development of tourism in former Communist countries.
Sexual improprieties and rows between religious orders - not 1990s scandal sheet headlines about the Catholic Church, but a tale from 13th-century Spain, unravelled here by Peter Linehan.
Catherine Horwood looks at how the launch of Good Housekeeping in the UK 75 years ago heralded a new image of domestic activity.
Brian Holden Reid glimpses the dilemmas of 'Southern Man' at Robert E. Lee's house in Arlington, Virginia.
Ian Fitzgerald takes a look at virtual reality history sites.