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WWII outbreak 70th anniversary special:
Was Britain ready for war in 1939?
From pet massacres and political infighting to gas masks and conscription, how Britain prepared itself for the coming conflict.
The road to war
The photographs that tell the tale of the events that catapulted Britain into the deadliest conflict in history.
The Nazi onslaught
Recalling the opening months of the conflict, when the German war machine swept all before it.
Also in the magazine:
Elizabeth I: jealous queen
Tracy Borman explains how 'Good Queen Bess' victimised those women who she believed were stealing her limelight and competing for her favourite's affections.
The Tudors: this time it's political
Sarah Gristwood talks to the creator of hit BBC historical drama The Tudors about fact and fiction in TV history.