Volume 55 Issue 4 April 2005

Black Books

Daniel Snowman meets Jeremy Black, prolific chronicler of British, European and worldwide diplomatic, military, cultural and cartographic history, and much else besides.

Centaur of Attention

John Man, author of biographies of Genghis Khan and Attila, traces the journey that took him to Mongolia and Hungary, with a detour to the Gobi, and reveals the secrets of mounted archery.

Danson House

Denise Silvester-Carr describes the trials and tribulations of a fine Georgian House recently re-opened by English Heritage.

The Price of Victory, the Cost of Aggression

Alexander Orlov, veteran of the Great Patriotic War, provides a Russian perspective on the battle for Berlin, and the controversies that have surrounded it as the 60th anniversary commemorations approach.

Piety and Chivalry: St George's Chapel Windsor

Nigel Saul looks at a building which embodied much of England’s religious and political life in the later Middle Ages, and which staged the blessing of the Prince of Wales’s marriage on April 9th 2005.

The Quality Poorhouse

Sarah Parker has curated an exhibition on the extraordinary ‘village’ community inhabiting Grace and Favour apartments at Hampton Court Palace, which, for the first time, opens one of these apartments to the public.