20 The heroic traitor Mark Nicholls reveals how Elizabethan hero Sir Walter Ralegh fell foul of her successor with fatal consequences

29 Good neighbours? With the Six Nations on the way, Martin Johnes considers the changing state of Anglo-Welsh relations

34 At the edge of reason Alun Withey and Chris Evans show how shaving practices reflected wider trends in Georgian Britain

40 Mothers’ tokens of love John Styles examines objects left with babies at the Foundling Hospital in 18th-century London

44 Jerusalem: Blood and gold Simon Sebag Montefiore on the troubled history of the holy city

48 Gallipoli: What went wrong? Peter Hart explores the reasons for the failure of the First World War expedition against the Ottoman empire

50 The madness of the Regency Behind the jollity of Jane Austen’s novels lay a period of uncertainty and unrest, as Stella Tillyard explains

56 Kidnapped in Iceland How 17th-century pirates from the Barbary Coast raided Iceland and sent hundreds into a life of slavery


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