The May 2012 issue of Historical Research (lxxxv, no. 228) is now available. Contents include:

The politics of remorse: penance and royal piety in the reign of Æthelred the Unready. Catherine Cubitt

The Montfortian bishops and the justification of conciliar government in 1264. Sophie Ambler

Mendicant order politics and the status of Christ’s shed blood. Antonia Fitzpatrick

Information, disinformation and political knowledge under Henry VII and early Henry VIII. C. S. L. Davies

Exclusive oratories and magnificent pagodas: the Anglican proprietary chapels of eighteenth-century Bath. Daniel Cummins

Supplied by the enemy: the Royal Navy and the British consular service in the Baltic, 1808–12. James Davey

Conservative veteran M.P.s and the ‘lost generation’ narrative after the First World War. Richard Carr

The Liberals and Afghanistan, 1878–80. Christopher Wallace

A catalyst for secession? European divisions on the parliamentary right of the Labour party 1962–72 and the schism of British social democracy. Stephen C. Meredith