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Charlotte Hodgman Editor

If you’re stuck for ideas for days out this summer, look no further: part two of our ‘Family Days Out This Summer’ mini-magazine is packed full of historical inspiration.

Take a trip underground at Big Pit National Coal Museum and explore South Wales’ long history of coal and industry or take a trip back to Roman Britain and discover what the Romans really did for us.

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On 20 July 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the Moon – bringing the Space Race to an end. Half a century on, we examine this and 49 other great leaps in history, each of which has shaped the world as we know it today. Plus: Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II smites his foes, an Indian ‘princess’ becomes a WWII spy in occupied France, the hidden history of drug use in antiquity, plus we examine Chicago’s darkest days – the Red Summer race riot of 1919

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EDITOR’S LETTER
On 20 July 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first humans
REWIND
Accused of collaborating with German soldiers during the Nazi occupation
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These men are tackling the dizzying heights of Blackpool Tower
An exceptionally preserved settlement may hold clues to Kent’s Roman
A look at everyday objects from the past
Colourised photographs that bring the past to life
The journalist and historian names the medieval author she’d love
Another timeless front page from the archives
Anniversaries that have made history
Snapshots of the world from one year in the past
FEATURES
Some were hailed as world changing in an instant. Some only years later. But each of these moments – whether for better or worse – has helped shaped the world we know today writes Nige Tassell
The first female radio operator to be sent underground in occupied Paris to aid the French Resistance during World War II was also the most unlikely person for the job, writes Pat Kinsella
Emma Slattery Williams considers whether the fêted pharaoh – master builder, war hero and peace broker – was actually a brilliant propagandist who knew how to curate his image
Stonings in the street, houses aflame, families dispossessed. Spencer Mizen takes us back to Chicago 1919, when institutionalised racism, postwar tensions and mass migration ignited outpouring of hate against black Americans
The hidden history of drug use in antiquity Did the people of the ancient world use - and abuse - drugs? Tey certainly did. Yet you would hardly know it from reading ancient texts, as Philip Matyszak explains
Q&A
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DAYS OUT
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A medieval manor was transformed into a lavish Tudor palace that witnessed some of England’s most dramatic episodes
Head underground at this former working coal mine and World Heritage Site, as you are taken back to the Industrial Revolution…
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Chesters Fort isn’t in Chester – it’s on Hadrian’s Wall,