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CIVIL WAR

Julian Humphrys tells the fascinating tale of two friends, caught up in England’s civil war between royalist Cavaliers and parliamentarian Roundheads, a conflict that tore families, friends and nations apart.

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Also inside the issue…

Great Adventures: Giovanni Belzoni

Meet the former circus strongman who travelled to Egypt and became one of its most prominent Egyptologists, raiding tombs across the land

Top 10: Deadly Fashions

From foot binding to corsets, and crinolines to arsenic dresses, these garments are truly to die for…

History Makers: Krystyna Skarbek

The Polish countess who became ‘Churchill’s favourite spy’

Plus…

The Luddites

Babylon

In Pictures: 19th century photography

Brighton’s Royal Pavilion

The first nuclear reactor

Murder, inc… the Mafia’s hitmen

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… and much more!

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