May 2014 issue on sale now!

Our May 2014 issue is available now. Pick up your print copy, or try out our digital edition.


Inside the issue…


The Vikings are Coming!

Bloodthirsty heathens or intrepid explorers? The inside story of the fearsome Northmen.

PLUS: Violent Vikings

Did the ‘wolves of war’ deserve their reputation? 

Also this issue:

Stalingrad: the worst battle ever fought? 

Find out why the Battle of Stalingrad was the most miserable and bloody battle of World War II – if not thee history of warfare.

North vs South

The American Civil War, four years of bloodshed that claimed around 750,000 lives, was the first major conflcit to be extensively photographed – and the results are revealing…

Kerouac & Cassady: Freewheelin’ Through the States

Follow the novelist and his Beat Gen buddies, tracing the routes that inspired Jack Kerouac’s seminal work, On The Road, heralded as a bible for generations of road trippers.


Q&A: Your questions answered, including: how old is the cat flap?

Simon Bolivar: the Great Liberator

The Great Exhibition: The World Fair Unveiled

Top 10: Strangest fads in history

The Reel Story: The King’s Speech

The extraordinary tale of Gertrude Bell


And see who Tom Kerridge invites for dinner!