Volume 52 Issue 11 November 2002

Thomas Gainsborough: Artist of a Changing World

Michael Rosenthal and Martin Myrone look beyond the traditional view of Gainsborough and argue for a view of the painter beyond that of society portraitist, as a modernist responding to the broader themes of his times.

Streamlining Shopping

Louise Curth, Gareth Shaw and Andrew Alexander explain how the British supermarket was born.

Gibraltar: Apple of Discord

As Gibraltar conducts a referendum on its future, Martin Murphy shows the degree to which its status was determined by rivalries between the 18th-century Great Powers.