In the magazine, Tracy Borman explores the volatile relationship between Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII. Plus, we speak to Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel about the Cromwell of fact and fiction.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Leo McKinstry reveals the amazing secret weapons Britain had prepared in the event of a Nazi invasion.
Meanwhile, Harry Sidebottom explains why the Roman empire became wracked by civil war.
And Nick Higham introduces a series of kings who came close to ruling all of Britain in the seventh century.
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