The Mona Lisa: the secrets of the world’s most famous smile

Our Christmas issue uncovers Da Vinci's greatest masterpiece, the story of the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands and a Christmas Day coronation.

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Our big story…

MONA LISA: DA VINCI’S GREATEST MYSTERY

Who is the woman with the enigmatic smile? We brush up on the theories

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Also inside the issue…

NAZIS IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

The lesser-told story of how Brits had to survive German occupation for five years by fending for themselves

ROBERT THE BRUCE

How murder launched his 20-year war for Scotland’s freedom

THE LAST OF THE STUARTS

The tragedy of Queen Anne, the mother of Great Britain

Plus…

  • In Pics: Doctor Who – We go behind the scenes with the first seven Doctors
  • Where is Cleopatra buried? Your questions answered in Q&A
  • Peek behind the curtain of London’s West End
  • Our look at what’s on this month and the latest book releases
  • …and much more!
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