Volume 57 Issue 5 May 2007

George Steer and Guernica

Paul Preston remembers the journalist and Basque sympathizer who broke the news of the bombing of Guernica on April 26th, 1937.

The Falklands X-Factor

Twenty-five years ago, British forces won an unlikely victory to drive the Argentinians out of the Falklands. Brian James searches for the Task Force’s secret weapon.

The Luther Legacy

Derek Wilson looks at the great religious reformer and asks why his life and work have seemed so ­significant to so many diverse people for almost 500 years.

Victorian Makeover

The ‘big red books’ of the Victoria County History are being transformed by an injection of £3.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, says John Beckett.

Pipes and Drums

R.S. Taylor Stoermer takes a transatlantic perspective on the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707.

Indian Voices from the 1857 Rebellion

The Indian Mutiny and Rebellion, which broke out 150 years ago this month, was the greatest revolt against British imperialism of its century. Joseph Coohill uncovers some Indian accounts of what happened and why.

Garden of Sweden

Patricia Cleveland-Peck goes on the trail of the scientist Linnaeus, whose tercentenary this year is being marked in Sweden at a variety of locations associated with the great man.