April 2015

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In the April issue of BBC History Magazine, Thomas Asbridge reveals how Richard the Lionheart’s crusading experiences helped him to become a formidable medieval warrior.

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Meanwhile, Gary Sheffield challenges five myths about the battle of Gallipoli, the disastrous First World War campaign.

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Elsewhere in the magazine, Mark Ormrod and Jessica Lutkin describe how Scots, Welsh and Irish adapted to life in England in the medieval period, and Susan Doran explains why the Virgin Queen’s court revolved around politics not romance.