In our latest issue, Hannah Skoda shows how war, crime and rebellions impacted on life in the Middle Ages.
Meanwhile, Ian Mortimer and Nicholas Vincent debate what really happened to the 14th-century king Edward II.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Sarah Hudspith reveals the historical background of the Russian novel War and Peace.
And Stephen Bates revisits the events of the 1936 abdication crisis that shocked Britain.
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