Volume 55 Issue 6 June 2005

The Sinking of the Lancastria

Jonathan Fenby asks why the greatest maritime tragedy ever to affect Britain was hushed up at the time and has remained a virtually untold story. 

Rethinking the Armenian Genocide

The year 1915 saw the start of the Armenian genocide in Turkey. In his account of the complex historical background to these events Donald Bloxham focuses on the issue of great power involvement.

Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu

Ian Bottomley introduces an exhibition which reflects a special moment in Anglo-Japanese relations in the 17th century, echoed today by a unique loan arrangement between the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds and the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, resting place of the first significant Shogun.

Scotland's English Clan

Murray Watson looks at the historical roots of a phenomenon few commentators have noted: the sizeable English presence in Scotland.