Our big story…
AGINCOURT: HENRY V’S LEGENDAY MEDIEVAL TRIUMPH
Six hundred years ago, on 25 October 1415, in a muddy field in Picardy, an exhausted, depleted and outnumbered force of predominantly English archers and men-at-arms won one of the most famous military victories in history. A potent symbol of triumph against seemingly impossible odds, the battle inspired Shakespeare’s pen, ensuring that the architect of the victory, Henry V, was remembered among England’s greatest kings…
PLUS… THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT
Around 7,000 English troops won a momentous victory on French soil. In the 600 years since, the events of the day have all-but become legend. But what really happened?
Also inside the issue…
SUFFRAGETTES: DEEDS NOT WORDS
How ordinary women were prepared to go to extreme measures as foot soldiers in a war for equality and the right to vote.
GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT
Guy Fawkes was neither the leader nor the brains behind the plot to blow up Parliament. So why is he the one we remember, remember every fifth of November?
NAZIS IN THE DOCK
World War II was over, the Third Reich had fallen and many of its leaders captured. What followed was the trial of the century.
Kennedy, Kit Kat and KKK – History Revealed’s A-Z of History
What is the oldest song? Your questions answered in Q&A
Real-life 007s – the most extraordinary spies in history
Survivors’ stories from the Peterloo Massacre
William Webb Ellis and the birth of rugby
The world tour of Ibn Battuta
“You killed the President, you rat!” The revenge slaying of JFK’s assassin
Perkin Warbeck – the pretender to the Tudor throne
Visiting the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae
… and much more!