The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Sarah Foot reveals how Swein Forkbeard triumphed over Anglo-Saxon England 1,000 years ago, to become the first Viking king of England.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Kate Williams looks at five momentous royal births – from Edward V to Elizabeth II.
The July issue also features Rana Mitter, who argues that China's war with Japan during the Second World War has too often been ignored by western historians.
Also in this issue, Roy and Lesley Adkins offer some advice to prospective brides and grooms in the 18th century with their 'survivor's guide to Georgian marriage'.
Meanwhile, Brian Holden Reid describes the battle of Gettysburg – the bloody clash that helped to doom the Confederacy in 1863.
Plus, Dominic Sewell investigates royalist horseman William Cavendish, a man who took horsemanship to new heights during the Civil War era, while naval historian Sam Willis takes a tour around Henry VIII's ill-fated warship Mary Rose, following a multi-million pound renovation.
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