In our cover feature on Richard III, Chris Skidmore investigates whether the controversial monarch schemed or blundered his way to the English throne in 1483.
Meanwhile, in the centenary year of Russia’s communist revolution, four experts offer their perspectives on the momentous events that swept Vladimir Lenin to power.
In our feature on the second battle of El Alamein, James Holland assesses the battle’s impact on the outcome of the Second World War, offering a new take on the famous, but flawed Allies victory.
Coinciding with BBC One’s dramatic retelling of the gunpowder plot, Hannah Greig and John Cooper, historical advisors to the drama, answer some of the key questions about the events of 1605.
Elsewhere, David Starkey considers Martin Luther, discussing the architect of the Reformation and his impact on Europe.