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Issue 1 - The Roman Empire
Read the interview of international bestselling author, Harry Sidebottom
Gordon Doherty's video on the Trimontium Fort
Alex Gough's latest release and new ideas
Read LJ Trafford's article on the plight of the Roman lower classes
Issue 2 - The Tudors
Read the psychology behind the six failed marriages of Henry VIII with bestselling author, Margaret George
Read the interview of Anne Boleyn expert Dr Owen Emmerson
Judith Arnopp explains the complexities of the French Tudor Hood
Wendy J Dunn treats us to an exclusive story of Catherine Carey's service to Queen Elizabeth I
Issue 3 - The Vikings
Read the interview with bestselling Dark Ages author, Matthew Harffy
Watch S.J.A.Turney as he talks about the Varangian Guard
Tim Hodkinson explains the history and misconceptions behind the Whale Road
Angus Donald discusses the myths behind the Viking Berserkers
Anne O'Brien discusses The Paston Women in our regular feature - Famous Women of the Past
Issue 4 - The 20th Century
Read the fascinating article on the WWII Shetland Bus by Deborah Swift
Learn all about Douglas Jackson's WWII crime novel
Find out how Alex Gerlis achieves accurate facts in his spy fiction
Pam Lecky discovers an IRA link to WWII
Alli Sinclair talks about the secret codebreakers of Australia
Issue 5 - Regency
Read the fascinating interview with bestselling, critically-acclaimed author, Andrew Swanston
Learn about the dark side of the Regency period with USA Today bestselling author, Aubrey Wynne's feature on Regency Asylums.
Discover how Eliza O'Neill went from popular actress to Regency noblewomen, in Catherine Kullmann's fantastic article.
Find out how they dined in the Regency period in USA Today bestselling author, Elizabeth Keysian's article.
Read Regency romance author, Jenny Hambly's feature on how to educate a lady.
Issue 6 - War of the Roses
USA Today Bestselling author, Nicola Cornick investigates the mystery surrounding the Wars of the Roses couple, Francis and Anne Lovell at Minster Lovell.
BBC expert and historian, Nathen Amin takes part in an exclusive Wars of the Roses video debate with professional rival, Matt Lewis.
Chairman of the Richard III Society and historian, Matthew Lewis, spars with his old friend and adversary, Nathen Amin in our exclusive video debate.
USA Today bestselling author, Elizabeth Keysian challenges us to a Wars of the Roses Quiz and tells us all about 15th Century desserts.
Award-winning author of Tudor fiction, Judith Arnopp explores the life of Henry VII's mother, Margaret Beaufort.
Read about the plight of Elizabeth of York, in award-winning author, Wendy J. Dunn's exclusive short story, To Be A Queen.
Issue 7 - Historical Romance
Multi-award-winning author of historical romance, Anna Campbell, tells us which book made her cry, where she would hideaway with her sweetheart and much more in her fascinating interview.
USA Today bestselling romance author, Elizabeth Keysian, explores the love potions and aphrodisiacs of our ancestors.
Amy Maroney explains why we all love a good old happy ever after in her superb article.
Catherine Meyrick gets deep and personal with a brilliant feature on convict love tokens and tattoos.
Jemahl Evans explores the lives and work of infamous Roman charioteers in his fantastic exclusive feature.
H. Barnard shows us how to weave a Brigid Cross from reeds for the Celtic festival of Imbolc.
Issue 8 - Historical Myths and Legends
Critically-acclaimed, bestselling author of historical fiction and fantasy, Christian Cameron gives us a glimpse of the artefacts and locations that inspire his incredible novels.
Read the fascinating interview with Sunday Times #1 bestselling author of Pandora, Susan Stokes-Chapman.
Mark Knowles investigates the history behind the Jason and the Argonauts myths in his brilliant article.
Angus Donald discusses the German version of Robin Hood, Widukind of Wesphalia, the same chap who features in his latest book.
USA Today bestselling author, Aubrey Wynne, presents a charming take on the life of Merlin, from Arthurian legend.
Issue 9 - The Crusades
Sunday Times bestselling author, Ben Kane, discusses two adversaries of the Third Crusade, Lionheart and Saladin.
Bestselling author of a wide range of historical fiction, S.J.A. Turney, investigates the forgotten crusade - Reconquista.
Critically-acclaimed and bestselling author, Michael Jecks, considers why the Templar Knights are so fascinating.
Author of bestselling Viking and crusade fiction, Tim Hodkinson, reflects on Viking Crusaders in his brilliant feature.
Bestselling historical fiction author, K.M. Ashman, explains why the crusades began in his fantastic article.
Issue 10 - Historical Crime and Mystery
Sunday Times bestselling author, Andrew Taylor, discusses his Marwood and Lovett novels in an exclusive interview.
Bestselling author of historical crime fiction, Andrew Swanston, investigates the art of spying in Early Modern England.
Critically-acclaimed and bestselling author, Candace Robb, discusses the healers and sleuths who appear in her brilliant historical mysteries.
Bestselling author of historical crime mysteries, E.M. Powell, investigates the struggles King Henry II faced trying to reform English law.
Author of a wide range of historical fiction, Cathie Dunn, investigates the poisonings that almost brought down King Louis XIV at Versailles.
This edition's further reading and acknowledgements:
Invisible Agents; Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain by Nadine Akkerman, Oxford University Press, 2018
‘The Abbess and Mrs Brown: Lady Mary Knatchbull and Royalist Politics in Flanders in the Late 1650s’ by Caroline M.K. Bowden Source: Recusant history [0034-1932] Bowden, Caroline M.K. yr:1999 vol:24 iss:3 pg:288 -308
Issue 11 - Ancient History
Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author, Douglas Jackson, investigates the evolution of Hadrian's Wall in his fascinating article.
Bestselling author of a huge range of brilliant historical fiction, Simon Turney, discusses the role of a Roman combat medic.
Bestselling author, Gordon Doherty, considers the collapse of the Bronze Age and its impact on the Hittite Empire.
Bestselling author of historical military fiction, Amanda Cockrell, writing as Damion Hunter, looks at Agricola's Campaign in ancient Britain.
Award-winning author of ancient of historical fiction, Brook Allen, discovers the fate of Antony and Cleopatra's children in her fantastic article.
Issue 12 - Historical Adventure
Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author, Colin Falconer, discusses the history behind his latest book, Fury.
Bestselling author of historical crime fiction, Robert J. Lloyd, investigates the philosopher and scientist, Robert Hooke.
USA Today bestselling author of adventure fiction, Nick Thacker, considers the evidence for the existence of Atlantis.
Bestselling author of archaeological thrillers, Kevin Tumlinson, looks at Vikings in the USA.
USA Today bestselling author of archaeological thrillers, Ernest Dempsey, discusses the inspiration behind his long and successful series.