Volume 53 Issue 12 December 2003

Room with a View

Charlotte Crow glimpses the British Museum’s new exhibition of its own original collections in the great King’s Library.

Wrights and Wrongs

David Jordan recalls the career of the man Brazilians claim to have been the true pioneer of powered heavier-than-air flight.

The Gadsden Purchase

The treaty to bring parts of present-day Arizona and New Mexico into the United States was signed on December 30th, 1853.