Our big story…
THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL
From medieval poets and crusading knights to modern churchmen, historian, archaeologists, filmmakers, novelists and even Nazi leaders, the Quest for the Holy Grail has been the obsession of many for centuries. Yet, we don’t know what it looks like, or even whether it exists at all.
PLUS… SOLDIERS OF CHRIST: THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
These possible guardians of the Grail rose from mysterious beginnings to a powerful political zenith, and their tale is shrouded in myth.
Also inside the issue…
THE WORLD ON THE BRINK
In 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis came within one decision of turning the Cold War hot – and plunging the world into nuclear Armageddon.
VOICE OF THE HOLOCAUST
How the diary of a young girl, Anne Frank – forced into hiding by the Nazis – offers a unique insight into life for thousands of persecuted Jews during World War II.
THIS IS SPARTA!
With blood, abs and slow-mo, the swords-and-sandals romp 300 seems to leave historical accuracy at the door – but does it really?
THE GREATEST RACE ON EARTH
The extraordinary tale of the magnificent men in their driving machines who, in 1908, contested a crazy car race from New York to Paris.
Jousting, Julius Caesar and Jamestown – History Revealed’s A-Z of History
Who invented trousers? Your questions answered in Q&A
EUREKA! The Top 10 Ancient Greek discoveries
John Logie Baird, Stookie Bill and the first television transmission
Surviving the Second Boer War – an ancestor’s story
Return of the Vikings at the Battle of Maldon
Raising the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose
A taste of the Mediterranean in north-west Wales – the village of Portmeirion
Sin, scandal and sex – who were the Borgias?
World War I nurse, Edith Cavell
… and much more!