Volume 56 Issue 9 September 2006

Anatolian Retreat

Robin Waterfield, author of a new book on the Greek soldier Xenophon, explains how he came to retrace the steps of the soldier’s famous journey to the Black Sea.

The Death of C.B. Fry

Richard Cavendish examines the career of all-round sportsman Charles Burgess Fry who died September 7th, 1956.

The Other Giles

Cartoon historian Mark Bryant looks at the early work of Carl Giles for left-wing publications and traces the origins of his cartoon family.

Faces of Science

Ludmilla Jordanova looks at the ways in which scientists presented themselves and their activities to the public through art, and considers how this reflects on the public presentation of history.

Roman Monument

Anthony Grafton remembers Theodor Mommsen, the great German historian of the Roman republic and literary giant of his day.

Pie in the Sky?

As Battle of Britain Day approaches Brian James has been finding out why some of today’s leading military historians argue that it was not the RAF but the Royal Navy that saved Britain in 1940.

The Cross and the State

Christopher Tyerman explains why he believes the crusades were important in shaping the ideology and fiscal and political structures of the secular state.