October 2014

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In the October 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine, 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.

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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.

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And Helen Castor searches for the truth among the myths in Joan of Arc’s story.