In our latest issue, Jerry White explores the tough existence faced by some of the poorest people in 19th-century Britain.
Meanwhile, Hallie Rubenhold reveals the extraordinary story of a Scottish woman who may have had a child with George IV and risked her life during the French Revolution.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Eleanor Parker shows how Cnut, a Viking invader, became a beloved monarch.
And Richard J Evans argues that the period between Waterloo and the Great War laid the foundations for the modern world.
The latest issue also features Jules Stewart, who recounts how Hitler’s designs on the Rock were scuppered by Franco’s wiles and a huge British bribe.
Elsewhere Steven Gunn introduces us to a new breed of lowborn but brilliant advisors brought to court by the first Tudor king, Henry VII.