Volume 49 Issue 1 January 1999

Allies on the Airwaves

Patrick Morley tells how a small wartime radio network for us troops in Britain in 1943 provoked a fierce reaction from certain quarters at the BBC

Assisi After the Earthquake

When Umbria suffered an extended earthquake sixteen months ago, international attention was particularly focused on Assisi where unique ceiling paintings by Giotto, Cimabue, Martini and others were destroyed at the famous double church of St Francis.

Blunt Speaking

Pamela Tudor-Craig describes the origins of her fascination with the Middle Ages and the moment which decided her path as a Medievalist

Cardano's Solution

Girolamo Cardano was one of the great renaissance polymaths in the tradition of Leonardo. Allan Ashworth explains the significance of his key mathematical work.

Stronger Than Fact?

Derek Wilson argues the merits of the historical novel as a valid and enjoyable means of fuelling interest in the past

The King on the Scaffold

Kay Staniland discusses the authenticity of the 'ghastly' relics claiming to have originated from Charles I's execution.

Spoils of War

The 20th century has seen the destruction of several art collections in Hungary by the SS and, later, the Red Army.

Beyond the Bible

David Nash explores the movement for moral education that attracted quite a following at the turn of the century, and draws some parallels with today's emphasis on 'good citizenship'