Volume 49 Issue 7 July 1999

Schiller’s List

Adrian Mourby looks at the long line of history operas inspired by the works of the German romantic poet Friedrich Schiller and finds Hollywood is still inspired by Schiller’s style.

Theodore Zeldin

Daniel Snowman meets a polymath who has rejected the label ‘historian’ to become a guru with interests ranging from the passions of the French to the New Age of conversation.

True Lies

Historical documentary film-maker Martin Smith tells how his early exposure to Government lies led to jail and a lifelong commitment to historic truth.

Two Cheers for Versailles

Mark Mazower looks back to the much maligned Versailles Treaty and finds we still live in the continent it created.