In our cover feature on the Knights Templar, Dan Jones describes how a religious order became the medieval world’s ultimate warriors
Meanwhile, Simon Beard looks back on moments of global crises when the world came close to disaster, during the Cold War and beyond
Anne Applebaum considers famine in Ukraine and how Stalin’s policies led to millions of deaths in the early 1930s
In a feature on Queen Matilda, Alison Weir recounts the dramatic adventures of the wife of King Stephen in the ear of the Anarchy
Elsewhere, Michael Wood considers the mystery of Brunanburh and reveals his new theory about the location of one of the best-known clashes of the Anglo-Saxon era
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