Volume 54 Issue 12 December 2004

Michael Grant

George Weidenfeld recalls a masterful historian of ancient Rome, and much else besides.

The Madness of King Talal

Peter Day delves into documents recently released from the National Archives to review the short and sad career of Talal, father of King Hussein of Jordan.

Argentina’s Left-Wingers

Leslie Ray argues that politics and football have always been inseparable in the land of the ‘hand of God’.

Eyewitness at Eureka

Anthony Fyson reads a letter from his great-grandfather, who as a young man was caught up in the Eureka Stockade, where gold-miners in Ballarat, Victoria, famously clashed with state troops, 150 years ago this month.