Norman special

22 The Norman Conquest Marc Morris reveals how the Normans used castles to keep the Anglo-Saxons down

30 Who were the Normans anyway? David Bates seeks out the origins of the warlike people who made their home in northern France

36 Anti-Suffragette postcards June Purvis introduces a selection of satirical images created to scupper the votes for women campaign

43 Medieval pants and bras Beatrix Nutz explains what a new discovery tells us about underwear in the 15th and 16th centuries

50 Naval clashes that changed Britain Sam Willis selects the key moments in Britain’s rise to global maritime dominance

58 The Cold War Olympic boycott Kevin Jefferys describes how political pressures almost led to a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games


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