country life october 21 2015

You won’t be able to miss this week’s magazine on the shelves: our cover illustrates our recent interest in hats, and what they say about their wearer. What does your hat say about you? Buy Country Life to find out.

Plus one of our plucky staff members learns how to shoot a longbow, and we talk to Chris Bonington about his incredible life as our most famous climber.

We find out what Barbera Taylor Bradford’s favourite painting is, and consider Agincourt. As the 600th anniversary approaches, John Goodall puts one of England’s most significant victories into context.