In the latest issue, Rosalind Crone questions whether life in Victorian Britain really was blighted by poverty, disease and crime.
Meanwhile, Anna Whitelock charts the unstable relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Carolyne Larrington explores the medieval events that inspired the TV series, Game of Thrones.
And Jonathan Dimbleby examines how German U-boats nearly pushed Britain to the brink of disaster in the Second World War.
Plus, Richard Huzzey considers how the bloody suppression of a 19th-century uprising in Jamaica caused uproar in Britain.
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