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BBC History Magazine

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As Britain’s best selling history magazine, BBC History is a must-have for historical enthusiasts of all interest levels. Written by world-leading historians and expert journalists, each issue brings history to life with in-depth, informative and interesting articles covering all periods of history - from ancient civilisations to modern historical events.

In every issue of BBC History Magazine, you’ll find an array of fascinating features delving deep into the history of mankind. Discover reviews of the latest historical books to be released, updates on new research and findings from the field and details on the best historical TV and Radio shows to look out for.

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BBC History Magazine  |  Nov-21  

In defence of George III: Andrew Roberts counters the
narrative that the king was a tyrannical brute who gave the American colonies no choice but to rebel.

Medieval duels: Hannah Skoda reveals why our
ancestors chose to fight to the death to resolve intractable disputes.

BBC History Magazine is dedicated to delighting history fans of all levels by bringing readers closer to the most important events in mankind’s time. Each issue explores an array of different periods and events from the Romans and the Greeks to the World Wars and modern history, no matter what you are fascinated by you’ll find it in your BBC History digital subscription.

With features from some of the world’s finest historians, you can be sure that each issue will inform, as well as entertain and continue to peak your interest. You’ll find regular features such as reviews of the latest historical books to hit the shelves, quizzes and prize draws and information on upcoming historical TV and Radio shows.

What’s more, BBC History Magazine won’t just throw you into the past, but will also keep you up-to-date on the latest research and groundbreaking findings from the field, helping piece together more and more information about our history.

Whether you’re studying, working in the industry or just a general history enthusiast, you’ll find what you’re looking for with a digital subscription to BBC History Magazine. 

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  • The latest historical news in History Now
  • In-depth features around the most important events throughout history
  • Reviews of the latest historical books to hit the shelves
  • The pick of the best historical shows on TV and Radio
  • Regular quizzes with prize draws
  • Updates on the latest historical research and new findings
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BBC History Magazine

Extremely good for folk such as me, who came to history rather late in life having studied English Literature as my unhiversity subject. Reviewed 21 January 2021

BBC History Magazine

Well written, interesting articles that dig deeply into the story behind the story. I really enjoy BBC History Magazine and look forward to each issue. Reviewed 09 July 2020

Classic BBC

BBC quality Reviewed 24 July 2019

Good quality history magazine

A good quality history magazine, my only grip is they are prone to being too politically correct in some of their articles. Reviewed 01 October 2018

My favourite magazine.

A good quality history magazine that never disappoints. I love it, together with the pod cast. Reviewed 20 March 2014

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in BBC History Magazine Nov-21.

WELCOME NOVEMBER 2021 After many months of lockdowns and closures, some form of normality seems to be returning to Britain’s heritage attractions. Museums and galleries are launching new exhibitions, and an ...
BOOKS SECOND WORLD WAR “Andrew Lownie reveals Edward VIII as an active and culpable collaborator” Sarah Gristwood on a new profile of the Duke of Windsor’s involvement in Nazi schemes → page 81 ...
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY EYE-OPENER Thrown to the lions This ornately decorated key handle, featuring a man locked in battle with a lion while four boys beneath gawp in terror, is a remarkable object in its ...
A history of violence BRIDGEMAN/HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Afghanistan’s present and future has been a subject of much discussion, with many lamenting the lack of understanding of the region’s history and it...
HISTORY IN THE NEWS Archaeologists working at the site at Wem in Shropshire, aided by students from Cardiff University DIG VENTURES/ALAMY/GETTY/NORFOLK MUSEUM SERVICES Experts uncover remains of “13th-...
New light on Kristallnacht Startling evidence has emerged that sheds new light on a dark episode in 20th century European history. Kristallnacht (“Crystal Night”) was a pogrom of German Jews on 9 and 10 November 1938 and a pr...

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