You can now buy your July 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine
In the new issue, Chris Skidmore analyses the controversial Yorkist king Richard III and reveals a devoted, ruthless, generous bon vivant.
Meanwhile, 700 years after it was fought, Fiona Watson explains how the battle of Bannockburn was framed as an epic struggle for liberation.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Antonio Melechi introduces the ranks of professional scammers who duped the Duke of Wellington and Charles Dickens.
And Karen Jones paints a warts-and-all portrait of the Wild West – rife with poverty, hunger and violence.
Meanwhile, Rebekah Higgitt describes the race to solve a maritime conundrum, and Tristram Hunt explores how great imperial metropolises have reinvented themselves as 21st-century powerhouses.
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