Volume 52 Issue 7 July 2002

John Erickson

Paul Dukes looks back at the life and career of Professor John Erickson.

Peter Stansky

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of British culture from William Morris, via Bloomsbury, to the Beatles.

What is History for?

Peter Mandler argues that academic historians have a crucial contribution to make to the nation’s cultural life.

Dr Livingstone, I Presume?

Andrew Ross reconsiders the reputation – both contemporary and historical – of the Scottish missionary and explorer.

Toyes and Trifles

Anna Keay describes how the Crown Jewels were dispersed and destroyed in 1649, and then reconstructed in 1661.

The Battle of the Golden Spurs

Richard Cavendish describes how The Battle of the Golden Spurs, known also as the Battle of Courtrai was fought on July 11, 1302, near Kortijk in Flanders.