Gavin Menzies explains how a life as a submarine commander gave rise to the revolutionary notion that Europeans were not the first to sail round the globe.
Volume 52 Issue 12 December 2002
Andrew Barclay marks the 300th anniversary of the death of William III.
Luke McKernan introduces the British Universities Newsreel Database, together with plans for its development.
As a new channel dedicated to history opens up in the UK, Tom Stearn excoriates current fashion and points the way to a more historical past on TV.
Howard Baker explains how the chance convergence of two vessels produced tragedy and disaster.
Kevin Manton regrets the political decision to remove direct democratic control over education a hundred years ago.
The illegitimate child of Pope Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia thwarted a plot by his own men on December 31st, 1502.
On 14 December 1702, a band of samurai avenged the death of their master.
Conrad Russell looks at the perks and pitfalls of public office-holding in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.
Joan Perkin discusses the impact on women’s lives of the advent of the sewing machine.