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She is one of Britain’s most iconic rulers, she was the most powerful woman in the world and the last of the Tudors, but who was the real Elizabeth I?
Plus: BENEATH THE MASK
To her people she was a creature of beauty and mother of the nation, but behind closed doors hid a queen riddled with insecurities and plagued by bouts of depression.
Also inside the issue…
The Great Escape
The untold story of the three real escapees who made it home after the Stalag Luft III breakout – who don’t get a mention in the classic film.
Rorke’s Drift: Against all the odds
How a handful of British soldiers defended the mission station at Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo-Zulu War against a horde of Zulu warriors.
World War I in Colour
WWI brought about many changes in technology – more powerful bombs, tanks and aircraft to nae a few. For this wholly new kind of warfare, a new invention was used to document the devastation: colour photography.
All your historical Q&As answered by our panel of experts
Orson Welles and War of the Worlds
Socrates: the man who kept asking why
Al Capone and the truth behind The Untouchables
How to visit… Windmills
The greatest runners up
And see who Ian McMillan invites to dinner!
… and much, much more!