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In the February issue of BBC History Magazine, David Carpenter shows how the 1215 charter, Magna Carta, offers a window into medieval England, while Nicholas Vincent explores its legacy.
Meanwhile, Sylvia Ellis explores how Harold Wilson tried to balance competing interests during the Vietnam War, and Diarmaid MacCulloch charts Christianity’s changing attitudes towards sexual relations.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Clive Bloom highlights some of the scandalous cases that shocked 19th-century society.