Our big story…
History is defined as much by murderers as it is by monarchs – not to forget thieves, tricksters and perjurers…
50 MOST INFAMOUS VILLAINS OF ALL TIME
There are countless names that continue to horrify and fascinate – we run down our top 50 who made history for all the wrong reasons.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Britain’s legal systems are as eccentric as they come. Over the centuries, people have been burned, drowned, hanged, torn apart, boiled, disemboweled, crushed, bled, shot, stoned, buried alive, beheaded and quartered, all in the name of the law. How did we go from public butchery to private prisons and cold porridge?
TRANSPORTED TO AUSTRALIA
The journey to the other side of the world was difficult enough in the 18th century, but the Captain of the First Fleet, making the trip with some 800 convicts in tow, had an unenviable task.
Also inside the issue…
Delve into the diaries of Samuel Pepys, discovering the big events that rocked 17th-century London, as well as private pleasures of both the simple and sensational persuasions.
On the morning of 7 December 1941, destruction rained down on the main US Pacific naval base in a Japanese attack that shocked the world.
ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE
From teenage duchess to elderly mother of kings, one woman sat at the heart of European politics for six decades.
Christmas specials: the top ten festive traditions, how did William the Conqueror celebrate Christmas? Apollo 8’s Christmas message and more!
Marmite, Mark Twain and Mayan mums – History Revealed’s A-Z of History
How much did Elzabeth I spend on dresses? Your questions answered in Q&A
Turning point of the Civil War – the Battle of Naseby
Tragedy hits at Tay Bridge
Pony Bob: rider of the wild frontier
The discovery of Sutton Hoo
… and much more!