Volume 53 Issue 11 November 2003

The Great Storm

The week-long hurricane that struck the south of England and the English Channel on November 24th, 1703, was beyond anything in living memory.

Lone Assassins

Andrew Cook looks at the idea of the unaided assassin, and finds several 20th-century examples.

Death of Ibn Saud

The founder of Saudi Arabia died on November 9th, 1953. In his last years he was one of the richest men on earth.

9/11 ... 1910

Bernard Porter points out similarities and contrasts between terrorism then and now.

Publish or Be Damned

David Johnson describes the infamous Marriage Act of 1753, which made marriage a tightly-regulated institution governed by church and state.