Christmas 2015

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In our Christmas 2015 issue, Rosalind Crone questions whether life really was that tough in 19th-century Britain.

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Meanwhile, Jonathan Dimbleby offers his take on one of the Second World War’s most perilous campaigns.

Elsewhere in the magazine, John Haywood charts the Norse expeditions to the New World.

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And Carolyne Larrington explores the extraordinary medieval events that inspired the TV series, Game of Thrones.