Inside our November 2022 issue…

Your essential guide to black British history

From the Roman conquest to the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush in 1948, we explore the lives of the black men, women and children who shaped Britain and its former empire. Plus, we consider what it means to study black British history today, and how pioneering new research is helping to illuminate hidden stories.


7 things you (probably) didn't know about Samuel Pepys

Why did Samuel Pepys keep a lion as a pet? How many mistresses did he have? And did he really bury a wheel of cheese in his garden? Deborah Swift reveals a selection of lesser-known tidbits about the world-famous diarist and his life in Restoration London.

What if... Garibaldi hadn’t unified Italy?

In the mid-19th century, Giuseppe Garibaldi fought and won a gruelling campaign that resulted in the creation of the Kingdom of Italy. But what if the revolutionary and his Redshirts had failed? Professor Lucy Riall reveals why the future of Europe would have ended up being very different.

Out of the cold: the long history of climate change science

The climate crisis is among the greatest challenges facing humanity today, but the warning signs have been there since the 19th century. Dr Alice Bell charts the work of the scientists who helped shape our modern understanding of carbon emissions and the risks they pose to the planet.


• How to survive a Regency marriage: tips and tricks for getting wed in Jane Austen’s England

• This month in 1974: Murder suspect Lord Lucan disappears

• History Q&As: How old is the rollercoaster? When were the last hieroglyphics written? Who was Mansa Musa?


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