Volume 50 Issue 12 December 2000

Roman Holidays

Simon Thurley, Director of the Museum of London, describes the discovery at the bottom of his garden that changed his life.

Jack Simmons

A reflection of the life and work of the leading historian of British railways, who died in September 2000

Death of Lord Armstrong

The brilliant inventor and engineer William George Armstrong died on December 27th, 1900, aged ninety.

Birth of Joseph Needham

Joseph Needham, one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable scholars, was born on December 9th, 1900.

Portrait Of Britain: 1900

Asa Briggs completes our Portrait of Britain series with a survey of the islands at the beginning of the 20th century.