Our big story…
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.
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’
In Pictures: 19th century photography
Brighton’s Royal Pavilion
The first nuclear reactor
Murder, inc… the Mafia’s hitmen
… and much more!