Inside our December 2021 issue, on sale 28 October
Your essential guide to the history of pirates
From Blackbeard to Anne Bonny, we meet the men and women who terrorised the seas during the piracy’s golden age – and dispel some of the topic’s biggest myths in the process.
The Second Great Fire of London
We look at back at the night of 29/30 December 1940, when the German Luftwaffe launched the most devastating air raid of the Blitz and shook London to its core.
Tudor England through the five senses
Amy Licence reveals the myriad of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and physical encounters that defined life during the 16th century – from crowing cockerels to pungent public toilets.
Ras Prince Monolulu: Britain’s forgotten national treasure
Known for his eccentric catchphrases and unusual sartorial choices, Ras Prince Monolulu was the first black person to appear on British television. Sonia Grant delves into the remarkable life and career of a lost 20th-century icon.
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