In the latest issue, Dan Jones argues that the 15th-century Wars of the Roses – a clash between the Houses of York and Lancaster – may have been a Tudor construction.
Meanwhile, Colin Jones reveals how the French Revolution transformed the west’s attitude to the smile.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Roger Moorhouse documents Nazi and Soviet brutality in the Second World War.
And Helen Castor searches for the truth among the myths in Joan of Arc’s story.
The issue also features Karin Bowie on the state of Scotland in 1707, just before union with England.
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