Inside our October 2019 issue…
Life and Death in Pompeii
Daisy Dunn explores the Roman city snuffed out by Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
How to Survive an Edwardian Dinner Party
Which cutlery should you use? Who can you talk to? Fear not! Our handy guide reveals all.
Victorian Freak Shows
Discover how a fascination with people who were ‘different’ became mainstream entertainment.
The Travels of Marco Polo
How a stint in prison turned Marco Polo into one of the most famous travellers of all time.
Night of the Long Knives
The bloody purge, in 1934, which propelled Hitler to power.
Ten Dances that Shocked the World
From the jive, to the jitterbug – including one that forced a presidential denial.
We answer curious questions from history, explore Bamburgh Castle and talk to historian Dominic Sandbrook about his latest book, Who Dares Wins: Britain, 1979–1982
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