Queen Victoria – the monarch in her own words

Explore the surprising diaries of Queen Victoria, tread in the footsteps of Tolkien, uncover an Ancient Greek murder mystery and follow the grisly tales of public executions.

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Our big story…

VICTORIA’S SECRETS

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.

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Also inside the issue…

TOLKIEN

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

Plus…

  • 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!
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