Assistant Curator Will Palin recalls the labour of love behind the architect and collector Sir John Soane’s efforts to create his home and museum on London’s Lincoln’s Inn Fields, and tells of the major restoration project that marks the 250th anniversary year of Soane’s birth.
Volume 53 Issue 9 September 2003
Kyle Jones unearths the real expense involved in riding to hounds.
Jad Adams traces the momentous and paradoxical consquences of a failed assassination attempt.
What led Li Zhengsheng, a Chinese newspaper photographer, to preserve vivid images of the Cultural Revolution, even at enormous personal risk?
Peter Furtado looks at the need for urgent action and a major conference to save Venice from flooding.
R.I. Moore celebrates the life and achievements of John Roberts, leading scholar of world history.
September 14th, 1903
Peter Furtado previews a new exhibition devoted to J.M.W. Turner’s visits to the historic city in the first half of the 19th century.
Roman Golicz looks at English attitudes to Russia during the Eastern Crisis of 1870-78.
Stephen Cretney investigates whether the government colluded in the suppression of evidence that might have prevented Wallis Simpson’s divorce and royal marriage.