Gotcha! How history judges the royals

Issue 1059

Gotcha! How history judges the royals

Why are we still obsessed with the royal family from 600 years ago? Is it the sex? The power? The beheadings? The frills? Our special report examines the modern obsession with the Tudors…

Also in this week’s Big Issue…

The League of Gentlemen star Reece Shearsmith on the bizarre and bloody Civil War film, A Field in England

Angry teacher (and author) Francis Gilbert gives some lessons to education minister Michael Gove

Skateistan: How skateboarding is changing the shattered world of kids in Afghanistan

Best-selling crime author Val McDermid is our guest books editor, and reveals her Five Crime Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen admits he was “a plonker” in Letter to my Younger Self

Plus, Liz  Taylor in the 50th anniversary of Cleopatra, Julian Assange in the new biopic We Steal Secrets, Bradley Walsh, the week’s cultural highlights in your area, Street Lights, competitions, and much more!