Volume 54 Issue 7 July 2004

The Winchester Marriage

Michael Leech visits the city that is celebrating the anniversary of the marriage of Mary Tudor and the future Philip II of Spain, 450 years ago this month.

William Hodges, Art and Empire

Geoff Quilley shows how the work of Hodges, official artist on Cook’s second voyage and subject of a major exhibition opening this month at the National Maritime Museum, sheds light on perceptions of the British Empire.

The Great Train Crash of 1868

Robert Hume investigates the first major railway disaster in Britain, which took the lives of over thirty people in a collision in North Wales.