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Britain’s Treasures

BRITAIN’S TREASURES… LACOCK ABBEY AND VILLAGE Wiltshire

The village of Lacock is rather unusual in that it still perfectly resembles the quaint settlement that stood here centuries ago. With limewashed stone and timber-fronted buildings, the village feels like a step back in time for visitors.

Architectural styles collide in Lacock Abbey, which has been altered by numerous owners since 1232
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The mystery of the Princes in the Tower has haunted history for centuries. Did Richard III really steal the throne by murdering his nephews? Plus: We uncover the story of Rome’s first lady – Agrippina the Younger, the naval battle of Boston Harbor as well as the top 10 cats that made history.

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Editor’s Letter
The millions of people who visit the Tower of London
Taking a break from her Henry VI biography, the historian
REWIND
Constables at the police training centre in Hendon are being
Genocide of indigenous peoples in America led to the ‘Little
A look at everyday objects from the past
New tales of the Arthurian wizard were found inside a Bristol library book
Colourised photographs that bring the past to life
The distinguished broadcaster and historian talks to us about the loss of the railways, the bravery of a World War II nurse and the Duke of Wellington’s failings
She was a trailblazer of modern nursing, but the lady with the lamp’s light finally went out
Under cover of darkness, 76 men crawled to freedom from a Nazi POW camp. But their story would have a tragic conclusion
Snapshots of the world from one year in the past
The quintessential tortured artist was only propelled to worldwide fame after his tragic death
FEATURES
Agrippina the Younger is often defined by her male relatives, but, as Emma Southon argues, the matriarch, wife – and murderer – made her name in her own right
Ahead of a major exhibition of his work, Don McCullin, arguably the world’s greatest living photographer, spoke to us about his ground-breaking six-decade career
Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla – brilliant inventors and industrialists who battled in the early days of electricity to power humankind into the 20th century and beyond. Jonny Wilkes gives the war report
Simon Taylor became one of the wealthiest slaveholders in the British Empire. While such men are often deliberately forgotten, Christer Petley explores the uncomfortable success that came from slavery
Two young princes – one of them the new king – vanished from the Tower of London, never to be seen again. Lauren Johnson picks through the clues of this most enduring of mysteries
Our pick of history’s record-breaking and most fearless felines – the indisputable leaders of the gang
The Royal Navy needed a victory to boost flagging morale, and in a brief, violent battle, it got one. Julian Humphrys tells the story of how HMS Shannon captured USS Chesapeake in less than quarter of an hour
Q&A
TO THE COLO-SEA-UM As well as being the mightiest amphitheatre
ON OUR RADAR
A guide to what’s happening in the world of history over the coming weeks
Step back in time in this immaculately preserved village, whose period charm and imposing abbey have made it a star of the silver screen
More than 30 years on, the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster
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