Volume 54 Issue 9 September 2004

Fat is a Historian's Issue

With Millennium reshowing on UKTV History, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto offers an ecological look at the world in the 19th century.

Flying in the Face of Adversity

Emily Mayhew tells the story of the heroic RAF pilots who overcame horrific burns and formed ‘the most exclusive Club in the world’, and of Archibald McIndoe, the plastic surgeon who helped them.

Name of the Game

George Redmonds explains the value of taking a historical approach to the study of names.

On the Heritage Trail

Daniel Snowman has been tracking down what Britain’s ‘Historic Heritage’ means to some of those in charge of it.

Reining Cavaliers

Lucy Worsley discusses the importance of the art and discipline of horsemanship to the men who became known as the Cavaliers.

Goodbye to the Vikings

Richard Hodges shows how new evidence is leading to a fresh understanding of the role of the Vikings in European history.