Volume 54 Issue 8 August 2004

Marlborough Country

Charles Spencer tells how the victories of his great ancestor John Churchill have always fascinated him.

Time and Tithes

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.

Crimea in Finland

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Finland, Matthew Kirk, describes the impact of the Crimean War on that country and how it is being commemorated.

Topolski's Brush with the United Nations

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.