Volume 50 Issue 10 October 2000

Before the Windrush

Jeffrey Green argues that to ignore the diverse black presence in Britain prior to the 1940s is to perpetuate a distorted view of British history

Elizabeth the Writer

Leah Marcus shows the Tudor queen to have been a mistress of the English language as much as of the English people.

Lady Antonia Fraser

Daniel Snowman meets the biographer of Tudors and Stuarts, and the author of The Weaker Vessel and The Gunpowder Plot.

The Air That I Breathe

Juliet Gardiner former editor of History Today, describes the first steps on her path to becoming a historian.

The Chinese Invade Tibet

The ‘People’s Liberation Army’ crossed into Kham, the eastern province of Tibet, on 7 October 1950.