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Top 50 Kings and Queens, the Profumo Affair, Tutankhamun's Tomb, Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries, a Dickensian Christmas and much more!

History Revealed: Christmas 2016 issue

Our big story…


Throughout history, leaders have made their mark on their people, kingdoms, and the world at large. But which fifty, from all around the world, are our biggest history makers? King Henry VIII, Cleopatra, Boudicca and William the Conqueror have all made the list, but who’s top of the heap? Did your favourite make it?


Also inside the issue…

The Profumo Affair

What connects a 19-year-old girl from Middlesex with a high-profile osteopath, a British politician and a Russian naval officer? See inside the scandal that rocked cold-war Britain, characterised the 1960s and discredited the Conservative Party.


When Howard Carter opened the lost tomb of the ancient Pharaoh, he discovered riches and treasure beyond his – or anyone else’s – imagination. Find out the story of his personal battle that led to his greatest discovery.

Victorian Christmas

How did Charles Dickens’ tough early life influence his most festive writings, and more importantly, how did he transform Christmas into to the more recognisable celebration we know today?


Our last A-Z of history, featuring Zorro, Zanzibar and Zurich

The National Wallace Monument

Smoking – Sir Francis Drake’s dirty habit? Your questions answered in Q&A

The Glorious Revolution, in a nutshell


… and much more!

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