With his own elaborate imperial court, with his family ensconced on thrones across the continent, and with his overthrow of several historic republics, Napoleon brought Europe to a pinnacle of monarchism, argues Philip Mansel.
John Lehmann presents the grim but fascinating impressions of post-Commune France, by an English schoolboy.
Walter L. Arnstein offers a study of the movement for female emancipation, from the 1860s until 1918.
Among the traditional heroes of Trades Unionism, writes Stephen Usherwood, are the six Dorset labourers who were sentenced to transportation for ‘administering illegal oaths’.
Michael Langley analyses the achievements of a great explorer of early colonial Australia.
Noel Blakiston describes the actions of an ebullient British Consul in the Papal State during the final stages of Italian unification.
Panama, and its American-controlled Canal Zone, have lately been the scene of a revolutionary flutter. W.H. Chaloner asks, what is the history of the building of the Canal, and of the United States connexion with it?
C.R. Boxer offers a study of Japanese isolationism between the mid-seventeenth and the mid-nineteenth century.
Michael Rapport describes the last days of the old Revolutionary regime and the circumstances leading to the young general’s triumph at the coup of 18-19 Brumaire.
Fifty years before the great struggle with the Japanese on the frontiers of India, writes Antony Brett-James, Manipur in 1891 was the scene of a gallant Victorian action.