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F Discover why bigger was better when it came to leaving an architectural legacy

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G Meet ancient Egypt’s most powerful women

G Find out how pharaohs prepared for the afterlife

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G The big questions about Egypt’s pharaohs

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G What was daily life like for Egypt’s esteemed rulers?

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G Eight unusual bans that highlight women’s long struggle for equality

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G Should Oliver Cromwell have chosen a different successor to rule England?

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6 Snapshots A 10-year-old chess superstar and more

12 What We’ve Learned This Month Roman beer production, Darwin’s missing notebooks, and more

14 My Life in History Michael Brown, historic gardener

16 This Month in... 1613 London’s Globe theatre burns to the ground

19 Paranormal Cold Case Danny Robins investigates a haunted house in East Sussex with celebrity links

21 In a Nutshell The Monmouth Rebellion of 1685

24 Spotlight on... Charles Dickens

73 Ask the Experts Why do we say ‘goodbye’? This, and other historical questions answered

79 TV, Film & Radio This month’s history entertainment

82 What’s On Exhibitions and events in the world of history

84 Books & Podcasts The latest historical releases and podcasts

86 Historical Fiction Alison Weir shares an extract from her new novel about Elizabeth of York

87 Prize Crossword 88 Letters 89 Next Issue 90 Photo Finish

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