20 King Edward III, the family man Mark Ormrod explains how the medieval English king sought to create a dynastic empire

30 Dressing to impress Tim Reinke-Williams highlights the importance of fashion for women of the 17th century

35 In the name of the people? Ted Vallance considers Britain’s long history of petitioning

37 An A to Z of the Plantagenets From Anjou to de la Zouche, Derek Wilson introduces England’s longest-ruling royal clan

44 The lost photographs of Captain Scott David M Wilson analyses a series of images taken by the polar explorer, which have just been rediscovered

50 The untold Second World War Max Hastings reveals some popular misconceptions about the greatest conflict in human history


56 Waging war with conkers Saul David tells the story of an unusual military initiative

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27 Big days in history by Dominic Sandbrook

43 Changing times by Chris Bowlby

59 Book reviews 11 new history books reviewed

73 TV&Radio What’s on this month

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