July 2016


Gary Sheffield questions the idea that the battle of the Somme was uniquely terrible.


Tom Holland explains why he believes Anglo-Saxon king Æthelstan was one of the most important in British history.

We unveil the identity of the historical figures you’ve been talking about most in our History Hot 100 list.
And Anna Keay profiles the Duke of Monmouth, a royal rebel whose bid for the throne ended in disaster in 1685.