May 2017

In our cover feature marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Peter Marshall examines why religious changes ushered in by Henry VIII triggered a century of savagery in Tudor England.
Paul Preston revisits the bombing of Guernica, one of the most notorious moments of the Spanish Civil War.
Rosalind Crone reassesses Victorian reformer Elizabeth Fry, and Levi Roach reveals how Aelfthryth, England’s first crowned and consecrated queen, was a female trailblazer.
Thomas Asbridge explains how Anglo-French conflict at the battle of Lincoln in 1217 changed the face of medieval England.
Plus, Queen Victoria’s gigantic dinners and the history of museums