The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Barbara Gribling takes a closer look at Prince Edward, the chivalrous victor at Poitiers whose later deeds tarnished his reputation.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Dan Snow discusses the railways, the ground-breaking form of transport that reshaped British society.
The January issue also features Anne Murphy, who explores a 1783 inquiry into the Bank of England that uncovered corruption and ineptitude.
Also in this issue, Tim Blanning chooses key moments that have struck a chord with music fans – from Monteverdi to The X Factor.
Meanwhile, Claire Jowitt hails one of history’s greatest travel books, an epic account of English voyages of discovery.
Plus, financial irregularity has been big news lately, but is nothing new: in the Middle Ages such tactics were commonplace, say Adrian Bell, Chris Brooks and Tony Moore.
Our January magazine also includes James Holland, who discusses the strategically significant Mediterranean island that became a thorn in Hitler’s side, while Paula Byrne examines eight places related to much-loved author Jane Austen.
This month’s issue features a free pull-out history travel guide, containing 21 great travel ideas as recommended by leading historians.
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