Our big story…
THE BLACK DEATH
It left millions dead, communities ripped apart and survivors learning to live with death. We trace how the terrible pestilence ravaged the world.
Also inside the issue…
CALIGULA: WAS HIS TYRANNY ALL IN THE MIND?
The story of Caligula has long been about the corruption of absolute power, murderous madness and sexual perversion, but we reveal how the Roman emperor’s reputation is far more seductive than the mundane reality.
SAVING THE MARY ROSE
Henry VIII’s favourite warship was raised from its grave in the Solent, and now gives us a fascinating picture of Tudor life. How was she lost, and then reborn?
The astronauts may have been the heroes, but it was a group of black women crunching the numbers that won the Space Race for the US.
Why were cats so important in Ancient Egypt? Your questions answered in Q&A
Korea: Britain’s Forgotten War
Taking flight – turning a dream into a reality
You had one job to do! The Top 10 failed assassinations
Visiting Pontycysyllte Aqueduct
Our look at what’s on this month and the latest book releases
Win a fantastic prize with our historical crossword!
… and much more!