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FIGHT THE POWER An angry mob attacks Lord George Jeffreys, a judge many felt was a pawn of King James II

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Editor’s Letter
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When family fortunes took a turn for the worse, a 12-year-old Charles Dickens was put to work in a factory. His experiences would inspire one of the greatest Christmas stories of all time
Quite a lot, as it turns out
It was the ultimate heavyweight contest – Rome’s two greatest leaders in a bloody fight to the finish. Julian Humphrys explains how Julius Caesar emerged as victor
It was perhaps the biggest scandal in British political history, leading to jail sentences, suicide and the fall of a government. Anna Harris delves beneath the headlines…
Most of us will experience at least a little good fortune in our lives, but for some the luck just keeps on coming
The discovery of the young Pharaoh’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in 1922 proved vital to uncovering the secrets of Ancient Egypt
Pat Kinsella chases Che Guevara around South America, on the odyssey that shaped the political opinion of arguably the 20th century’s most celebrated revolutionary
Described as being “born into the world to shake nations”, the king of the Hunnic Empire certainly shook Europe, but he would eventually bow to diplomacy, writes Miles Russell
The ultimate Ancient Greek war machine - a moveable siege tower
Looking ahead to the big events of the coming year…
Standing over 150 metres above sea level, this imposing tower, dedicated to the real-life Braveheart, is a fitting tribute to a legendary Scottish hero
This month’s best historical books
Get in touch – share your opinions on history and our magazine
The end of alphabet history is upon us, but here, with as much zeal as ever, is Nige Tassell and his zany list of Zs