In the January issue of BBC History Magazine, which is a 1945 special, Antony Beevor, Maggie Andrews and Laurence Rees explore the tragic and joyous closing months of the fight against Hitler.
Meanwhile, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh ask if the Stuart king Charles II was too randy to rule effectively.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Thomas Asbridge explores the early lives of Henry the Young King and William Marshal.
And Hilary Mantel and Diarmaid MacCulloch discuss the notorious Tudor power broker Thomas Cromwell, and Wolf Hall.
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