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Britain’s Treasures

ROMAN BATHS Bath, Somerset

A NEW LIGHT The baths are beautiful by day, but during the summer months they are open until late with stunning illuminations
In the late-17th century, people realised the health benefits of drinking spa water
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Inside, Tudor historian Alison Weir uncovers one of the most "grievous miscarriages of justice" in English history, we find out why the Vietnam War was doomed from the start, and explore the secret life of Albert Einstein, from his rebellious childhood to his scandalous affair.

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Editor’s Letter
If you were to make up a story as astonishing
TIME CAPSULE
Mahatma Gandhi is warmly welcomed by locals to the small
Weird and wonderful, it all happened in September
On 30 September 1938, the British Prime Minister returns home from Germany, brandishing a piece of paper he believes will prevent a deadly war
With the passing of the Norman invader, also dies any hope of completing his magnum opus, the Domesday Book
Billions of mourners watched as Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest after the tragedy that took her life in Paris
Initially a poor Yorkshireman, the pioneering epidemiologist rose to prominence by putting forward a controversial theory on disease
FEATURES
It is said that the Queen of England laughed in the face of death. But was she guilty of the crimes for which she was condemned? Alison Weir investigates
As GIs struggled to overcome their communist enemies in the jungle, another very different adversary brought the fight to the streets of America
Pat Kinsella hunts out a Scottish explorer who risked all in pursuit of the route of Africa’s Niger River
Athelstan’s victory at Brunanburh was one of the most important battles ever fought on British soil. But today it’s virtually unknown. Julian Humphrys tells more
Few scientists achieve true fame, but one figure towers above the rest. Brian Clegg explores the experiences and inspirations that made Albert Einstein a hero of the 20th century
While Britain’s male, fighting-age population faced the enemy on the Western Front, it was women who kept the country’s wheels turning
These dastardly criminals pulled off some of the most dangerous burglaries in history, but their crimes have yet to be solved
Q&A
Some features of medieval tournaments continued past the 14th century,
A group of rebels rise up against foreign influence in China
The brutal Crusade in the Holy Land in 1099 required a lot of manpower and technology
HERE & NOW
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Immerse yourself in history at one of the best-preserved examples of a Roman spa complex in the world
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