Part I: 1. Presidential address: 'The peoples of Ireland, 1110-1400: Part II. Names, Boundaries and Regnal Solidarities' R. D. Davies; 2. 'His special friend'? The settlement of disputes and political power in the kingdom of the French (tenth to mid twelfth century) Jane Martindale; 3. The structures of politics in early Stuart England Steve Gunn; 4. Alexander Prize essay: 'Liberalism and the establishment of collective security in British foreign policy' Joseph C. Heim; 5. The Prothero Lecture: 'Empire and opportunity in Britain, 1763-1783' P. J. Marshall; Part II. Knighthood to Country Gentry, 1050-1400? 6. Thegns and knights in eleventh century England: who was then the gentleman? John Gillingham; 7. Knights, esquires and the origins of social gradation in England Peter Coss; 8. From Stenton to McFarlane: models of societies in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries David Crouch; 9. Miles in armis strenuus: the knight at war Michael Prestwich; Part III: 10. Institutions and economic development in early modern central Europe Sheila Ogilvie; Report of Council for 1994-1995; Officers and Council 1995.