David Nicholls calls for curriculum reform so that the past might have a future in England.
Volume 54 Issue 8 August 2004
Mark McDonald introduces an earlier Spaniard with a famous name who made an art collection in the Low Countries.
Charles Spencer tells how the victories of his great ancestor John Churchill have always fascinated him.
Patricia Wright revisits the career of a 14th-century abbot who ruthlessly protected the interests of his abbey and who built a remarkable celestial clock.
Latha Menon deplores the effects of religious extremism on Indian society and the writing of history.
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Finland, Matthew Kirk, describes the impact of the Crimean War on that country and how it is being commemorated.
Louis XVI was born on August 23rd, 1754, in the palace of Versailles.
Glen Jeansonne sees the former president as a mirror of his age.
Jeremy Black recalls two events, 300 years ago this summer, that heralded the emergence of Britain as a Continental power.
Gallery owner John Martin appeals to readers to help identify figures in a significant work ‘The Opening Session of the United Nations’ by the twentieth-century artist Feliks Topolski.