CONTENTS

DECEMBER 2019

FEATURES

22 Tutankhamun unmasked Joann Fletcher uncovers seven intriguing truths about ancient Egypt’s famous boy-king

30 Trial by fire Alexander Watson tells the story of the fortress that halted the Russian assault on central Europe in 1914

37 Athenian democracy Paul Cartledge explains how an ancient city-state forged one of history’s purest forms of people-power

43 Britain’s rise and fall From superpower to postwar decline, &CXKF 4G[PQNFU VTCEGU VJG WEVWCVKQPU in a nation’s fortunes over 300 years

50 The battle of Midway Evan Mawdsley asks if the celebrated 75 XKEVQT[ KP VJG 2CEK E VTWN[ YCU VJG giant-killing of popular perception

56 A novel view of history 9JKEJ YQTMU QH EVKQP DGUV ECRVWTG NKHG in Britain and its empire since 1719?

62 Hell in Heavenfield Edoardo Albert on a battle between Anglo-Saxons and Britons “that was just as important as Hastings”

50 The sibling rivalry that rocked England during the Wars of the Roses

50 Did Midway really change VJG EQWTUG QH VJG 2CEK E 9CT!

37 Why ancient Athens became the nerve-centre of democracy

Discover how a clash for northern England in the 630s shaped the future of the British Isles, on page 62

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30 A clash that transformed the eastern front in 1914

43 The industrial miracle that powered British supremacy

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