Volume 48 Issue 10 October 1998

David Cannadine

Daniel Snowman writes about the new Director of the Institute of Historical Research and author of books on aristocracy, class and the monarchy.

Ecstasy in Late Imperial Rome

Dirk Bennett describes the crowded religious calendar of pagan Rome, and the spiritual market place in which Christianity had to fight for domination.

Images of a Man of Science

Patricia Fara investigates how the many paintings, prints and cartoons of Joseph Banks, botanist, explorer and scientific administrator, influenced public attitudes to science in the early 19th century.

Morris Minor Launch

The Morris Minor was launched at the British Motor Show of 1948, which opened at Earl's Court on October 27th.

The Cold War on TV

Taylor Downing introduces one of the most ambitious television history series of recent years, financed by Turner Broadcasting.