Our big story…
To coincide with the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, we ask Lucy Worsley what the diaries and and letters of this iconic monarch can reveal about the woman behind the crown.
Also inside the issue…
Who was the mastermind who created Middle Earth?
DIEN BIEN PHU
How a French defeat caused the division of Vietnam
A-Z OF EXECUTIONS
A gruesome and alphabetical journey through capital punishment
- Our Top 10 examines the greatest beards in history
- Why did Chinese girls have their feet bound? Your questions answered in Q&A
- Discover what life was like for an Edwardian servant
- Our look at what’s on this month and the latest book release
- … and much more!