Our big stories…
THE SPANISH ARMADA
How did the English defeat Spain’s ‘invincible’ fleet, and how did it shape their naval supremacy in centuries to come?
PLUS… THE CELTS IN BRITAIN
Portrayed by the Romans as savage and uncivilised – with a penchant for human sacrifice – the Celts had been resident in the British Isles long before the invasion of Emperor Claudius in AD 43.
Also inside the issue…
THE MAD MONK
Rasputin was a peasant who sexed his way to the heights of Imperial Russia, only to oversee its destruction.
OVER THE ARCTIC BY BALLOON
The tale of Sweden’s first balloonist Salmon August-Andree, who made an ill-fated, and ill-advised, attempt to float across the top of the world.
JOHN F KENNEDY, SINATRA AND THE MOB
How did the leader of the Rat Pack, a man with rumoured Mafia connections, help JFK reach the White House? It is a story of corruption, greed and perhaps even murder.
How did Ancient Romans trim their nails? Your questions answered in Q&A
Shakespeare, Stonehenge and Sliced bread – History Revealed’s A-Z of History
Apartheid, South Africa under an oppressive regime
How the art of mummification preserved Tutankhamun
Voyage of the Damned – when Jewish refugees tried to flee Hitler’s Germany
When Charles Dickens lived through a train crash
Murderous pigs, acquitted donkeys and a bear with a criminal taste for honey – animals on the wrong side of the law
Bodleian Library, from medieval times to Harry Potter set
Valentina Tereshkova – the first woman in space
Home Children: remembering Britain’s forgotten generation
The second Glastonbury, when the festival was free!
… and much more!