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.

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.

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.