Wrap up and get cosy with this issue of H&A! We have all the trappings of the perfect winter read with our collecting guides to Welsh blankets, the history of the AGA, and Luke Honey’s ode to the Windsor chair – the ideal fireside companion.

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Ellie Tennant goes behind the scenes of the art world to discover a process that secures precious works for future generations, and three Antiques Roadshow experts – Hilary Kay, Paul Atterbury and John Axford – share their memories of the Queen and Prince Philip’s visit to Hillsborough Castle.

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We also look at the stories behind military medals, and highlight the elements that make some worth more than others. Our houses meanwhile are snug havens full of ideas to inspire.

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