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CONTENTS JUNE 2023

FEATURES

EVERY MONTH

20 Elizabeth’s I divided loyalties In public, the Virgin Queen lionised her father, Henry VIII. But, as Tracy Borman argues, in private she revered her late mother

28 On top of the world Robin Ashcroft marks the 70th anniversary of the ascent of Everest by revisiting the perilous race to reach “the third pole”

35 Death to the Sun King! Josephine Wilkinson identifies who she believes was the real culprit behind a series of attempts to assassinate French monarch Louis XIV

40 History’s greatest killers Jonathan Kennedy charts six moments when diseases didn’t only make people sick, but also triggered seismic shifts in wider society

46 Britain and Palestine Matthew Hughes explores the violent conclusion of the British Palestine Mandate, and the emergence of the State of Israel

56 The queen who wouldn’t go quietly Shakespeare described Margaret of Anjou as a ‘she-wolf’, but what was she really like? Joanna Arman profiles a remarkable female leader

6 Anniversaries

The Conversation

11 Should historians interpret the past via the prism of the present? 14 Michael Wood on

Shakespeare’s First Folio 15 Does history need reclaiming? 17 Hidden Histories

18 Letters 54 Q&A History questions answered

Books

66 Interview: David Carpenter on the tussle for power between Henr y I I I and Simon de Mont for t 70 New history books r ev i ewed

Encounters

7 7 Diary: What to see and do this month 82 Podcast: Tudor clothing 84 Explore: Pembroke 86 Historic Cities: Madrid

88 Prize crossword

90 My his tor y hero

Patrice Lawrence picks singer and musician Lord Kitchener

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