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G Nelson Mandela, future president of South Africa, walks free

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E Even a bulletproof carriage couldn’t save Russia’s Tsar Alexander I I

26 HIGHLANDERS IN REVOLT?

e tumultuous Jacobite rebellions explained

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E The things we used to do (and eat) for love

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REWIND

Snapshots Bigfoot caught on camera ................................... p6

History in the News A royal su ragette and an aged egg . . . . .p13

Time Piece Roman-era underwear .............................................p15

History in Colour A job that really takes the biscuit............ p16

Your History Historian and academic Rana Mitter on Chinese ruler Wu Zetian .......................................p17

Yesterday’s Papers Mandela is released from prison ............... p18

This Month In... 1636 The Battle of the Alamo ..................................... p20

Year in Focus: 1881 Tsar Alexander II is mortally wounded, and the First Boer War ends ......................... p22

FEATURES

Return of the Stuarts How the Jacobite rebellions aimed to return the house of Stuart to the English and Scottish thrones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p26

Top 10: Love Potions Throughout history, pining lovers have turned to strange concoctions to woo the objects of their heart’s a ection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p37

The Rise of Scotland Yard How the colourful, real detectives of the most famous police force in Britain inspired the likes of Sherlock Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p44

Abubakari II Discover the Malian emperor who gave up his throne to find out what lay beyond the blue expanse of the Atlantic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p50

The Nazi Wives Club Their surnames are familiar, their first names less so – who were the women who stood alongside the leading men of Nazi Germany? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p59

Walter Potter’s Taxidermy Explore the Victorians’ fascination with stu ed animals through one of the era’s most unusual artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p69

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