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BBC History Magazine

13 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $4.23 per issue

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.

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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.

For history fanatics across the UK, a digital subscription to BBC History Magazine is essential! Why not get yours today?  

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Single Digital Issue June 2023
$8.49 / issue
Annual Digital Subscription SPECIAL OFFER: Was $69.99 Now $54.99 billed annually
$4.23 / issue
Monthly Digital Subscription $6.99 billed monthly
$6.45 / issue
Please note that the calculations are for illustration purposes only. Savings are calculated on the comparable purchase of single issues over an annualised subscription period and can vary from advertised amounts. Complete your collection savings are based on the RRP of the latest issue.

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BBC History Magazine  |  June 2023  

Elizabeth’s I divided loyalties
In public, the Virgin Queen lionised her father, Henry VIII. But, as Tracy Borman argues, in private she revered her late mother.

History’s greatest killers
Jonathan Kennedy charts six moments when diseases didn’t only make people sick, but also triggered seismic shifts in wider society.

Britain and Palestine
Matthew Hughes explores the violent conclusion of the British Palestine Mandate, and the emergence of the State of Israel.

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. 

Download a digital subscription to BBC History Magazine today and every month you can enjoy all of this:

  • 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
  • The latest issue direct to your device every month
  • A discount off the RRP price

You'll receive 13 issues during a 1 year BBC History Magazine magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.
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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 July 9, 2020

Classic BBC

BBC quality Reviewed July 24, 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 October 1, 2018

My favourite magazine.

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


Thoroughly researched and professionally written, always informative Reviewed February 28, 2014

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in BBC History Magazine June 2023.

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THIS ISSUE’S CONTRIBUTORS Contact us PHONE Jonathan Kennedy Subscriptions & back issues “Pandemics have killed millions of people and brought empires crashing down – but they have also created the space for new ...
WELCOME JUNE 2023 “Elizabeth I did not have the happiest childhood. Before she was three years old her father executed her mother, and she was subsequently neglected by that father and imprisoned by he...
ANNIVERSARIES THIS MONTH IN HISTORY 4 JUNE 1913 Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison runs onto the racecourse during the Derby at Epsom, and is hit by George V’s horse, Anmer. Suffering a fractured skull, ...
Should historians interpret the past through the prism of the present? HISTORY NEWS THE CONVERSATION Make sense of modern history Sign up for our fortnightly email exploring the recent past: historyextra.com/newsletters IN BRIEF ILLUSTRATION BY HUGH COWLING ...

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