Our big story…
Ryan Lavelle uncovers the story of Vikings in Britain, and how a Danish prince came to take the Anglo-Saxon throne.
Also inside the issue…
As the curtain fell on World War II, British spies attempted to bring down the West’s new enemy: Lenin. Giles Milton investigates.
ONE CAR. TWO CONTINENTS. THREE MEN
Pat Kinsella traces the tortured tyre tracks of a trio of adventurers on the Richardson Pan-American Highway Expedition, as they ventured south from Detroit to Cape Horn.
WANTED FOR CRIMES AGAINST THE CHURCH
It took just one monk to bring down the most powerful institution in Medieval Europe. Alicea Francis tells the story of the man who dared defy the Catholic Church 500 years ago.
When did the wristwatch become popular? Your questions answered in Q&A
Elizabeth Woodville, an unlikely queen
In Pictures: the fun side of the A-Bomb
Hitler’s last gamble at the Battle of the Bulge
The Aberfan catastrophe of 1966
Birth of the Orient Express
… and much more!