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!