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Britain’s Treasures

BLETCHLEY PARK Buckinghamshire World War II was not only fought with guns and bombs on the battlefields of Europe, but with mathematics and bombes on a quiet 19th-century estate
Bletchley codebreakers weren’t solely focused on the Germans – they targeted Italian and Japanese messages too
ALAMY X5, BLETCHLEY PARK TRUST X2

FUNNY GOINGS ON

The locals had no idea what Bletchley was. Given the sudden arrival of what they thought to be rather unusual characters, the rumour spread that it was a state-run lunatic asylum.

GETTING THERE:

The mansion’s postcode is MK3 6EB. If travelling by car, take the M1 to Junction 13 and follow the signs; use postcode MK3 6DS for SatNavs. Bletchley train station is a few minutes’ walk.

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In this month's issue… Captain Cook's secret mission Retrace James Cook's 1768 first voyage - a scientific expedition that morphed into a globe-spanning quest to find a lost continent thanks to a set of secret instructions. Plus: Louis XIV and the Palace of Versailles; the tragedy of British Tour de France hero Tom Simpson; the fall of the Russian Romanov dynasty; history of chocolate; William Wallace; weird pets; and Palymrene Queen Zenobia takes on Imperial Rome.