Volume 47 Issue 7 July 1997

A Patchwork of Internment

Bernice Archer opens our new series with an account of the intriguing hidden messages stitched into Red Cross quilts by British women POWs of the Japanese.

Masaniello's Naples Revolt Against Spain

The son of a fisherman's revolt against Spanish taxes on fruit in Naples, on 7 July 1647, was part of a wider challenge to Spanish overlordship throughout the Habsburg domains.

Cairo's Music For All

Ivor Wynne Jones on how a dusty garage in Cairo was once the unlikely setting for keeping up British morale with 'Music for All'.

An Eye-Witness to King Cromwell

Joad Raymond on a previously unpublished insight into the personality and projection of 'Lord Oliver' during Britain's unique 1650s experience.