In the new issue, James Holland argues that, contrary to the views of some historians, the Normandy campaign was a military masterstroke.
Meanwhile, Admiral Lord West reveals how British naval ingenuity shaped the 20th century.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Caroline Barron considers whether the Black Death helped usher in an era of female emancipation.
And Sarah Gristwood heads to Tewkesbury to investigate a dramatic incident from the Wars of the Roses.
Meanwhile, Jerry Toner provides a Roman guide to slavery.
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