Volume 48 Issue 12 December 1998

Primary Sources

The importance of teaching history to younger children and the risks of its removal as a key subject from the primary curriculum

Roots and Rituals

Ronald Hutton describes the origins of his historical quest for self-discovery.

Stamping the Millennium

Jeremy Black looks at the Royal Mail’s decision to devote all their stamps in 1999 to British history over the last millennium.

The White War

How did Britain, though assumed to be bankrupt, pursue an anti-Communist economic war from 1945. Ian Locke examines the case.

God, Gold, Corruption and Poverty

Dominic Janes describes how the early Church reconciled its teaching of holy poverty with the accumulation and display of spectacular wealth.