Volume 53 Issue 10 October 2003

A Monumental List

Martin Petchey outlines a proposed new scheme by the government to protect our heritage.

Lisa Jardine

Daniel Snowman meets Lisa Jardine, Renaissance and Shakespeare scholar, historian of science and biographer of Erasmus, Bacon, Wren and Hooke.

Robert Emmet Uninscribed

Marianne Elliott examines the facts and the myth of the unlikely Irish nationalist hero who vowed his ‘tomb remain uninscribed until my country takes her place among the nations of the earth’.

Fortune of War

As the government prepares to bring casinos to our high streets, John Childs looks at a gambling craze of the 1690s.

Women at War

Penny Ritchie Calder of the Imperial War Museum introduces a major new exhibition for this autumn.

Robert Grosseteste Dies

Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, died on October 9th, 1253, at his favourite manor house at Buckden in Huntingdonshire.