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CONTENTS

JUNE 2019

FEATURES

22 The young Queen Victoria Lucy Worsley reassesses the future monarch’s ‘troubled’ childhood

29 Vice and Vestal Virgins Daisy Dunn describes ancient Rome through the eyes of Pliny the Younger

34 Nylon pirates Mark Roodhouse chronicles the postwar craze for cut-price stockings

38 The first ‘modern lesbian’ Ellie Cawthorne tells the story of the gay pioneer Anne Lister

42 Henry’s greatest queen? John Edwards celebrates Catherine of Aragon’s considerable achievements

47 How fear fuelled atheism Alec Ryrie on the rise of scepticism in the 16th century

D-DAY SUPPLEMENT

4 Training for D-Day by Peter Caddick-Adams

10 D-Day: hour by hour by Gavin Mortimer

17 In defence of Montgomery by James Holland

22 The global war by Ashley Jackson

34 Why nylon was coveted by mafia crime rings

22 Was Queen Victoria right to bemoan her unusual upbringing?

I D G E M A N

I O N _ B R

/ R O YA L C O L L E C T

A L A M Y

Relive the momentous events of 6 June 1944 in a 24-page supplement

Follow the fight against Nazism in our D-Day special

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