In our cover feature on Charles II’s restoration, Ian Mortimer argues that the returning king radically changed the lives of a nation.
Adam IP Smith reflects on the US entry into the First World War, analysing the reasons why America decided to join the fight against Germany a century ago.
Four female historians discuss the history gender gap, revealing how women are shaking up the subject.
Elsewhere, Derek Wilson traces the fall of Edward Seymour, England’s once mighty lord protector, and Kat Arney highlights four Victorian inventions that caused more problems than they solved.
And Jonathan Hogg looks back on nuclear culture, examining how the prospect of armageddon impacted on novels, films, newspapers and TV shows in the 1980s.
Plus, we explore Britain’s Second World War PoW camps and take a historical tour of Verona.