Inside our February 2022 issue…
Your essential guide to the Industrial Revolution
During the 18th and 19th centuries, Britain went through a period of immense social and economic change that saw thousands of families leave their rural homes to seek work in mills, mines and factories. But how, and why, did it happen when it did? In our February 2022 issue, we reveal the remarkable story of the Industrial Revolution, delving into the lives of ingenious inventors, ambitious mill owners and weary workers.
WWII’s Army Girls
During World War II, thousands of women joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and proudly assisted Britain’s army on home soil. But, as Dr Tessa Dunlop discovered during interviews with a selection of ATS veterans, some personnel also had the chance to travel overseas – and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Team Catherine or Team Anne?
Henry VIII’s first two queens are often portrayed as opposing rivals: the scorned Catholic on one side and the reformist seductress on the other. But, argues Kate McCaffrey, a copy of a prayerbook owned by both women suggests they may have shared more in common than the histories make out.
What if… the French Revolution had never happened?
After prevailing for centuries, France’s ancien régime finally crumbled in 1789. Professor Marisa Linton reveals how our understanding of politics, and our conception of movements such as nationalism and liberalism, may have been very different had it not been for the French revolutionaries and the rise of Napoleon.
- China’s Terracotta Warriors: who built them and what was their purpose?
- The battle of Fishguard: the fascinating story behind of the last invasion of mainland Britain
- History Q&As: Who selected the Seven Wonders of the World? What was the South Sea Bubble? Were chastity belts really used?
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