Volume 53 Issue 2 February 2003

Gods and Generals

Roy Beck considers the historical and moral dimensions of the latest attempt to put Jackson, and the American Civil War itself, on the big screen.

Historical Reviews

Patrick O’Brien reviews history reviewers, finds them wanting and recommends reform.

Killing No Murder

Alan Marshall recounts the tale of the men who tried to assassinate Oliver Cromwell.


Penny Young provides the background to the debate surrounding Romania's proposed Dracula theme park.

The Medusa Shipwreck

British reaction to the French tragedy at sea immortalised in Géricault’s masterpiece The Raft of the Medusa.