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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  |  Jan-22  

Queen of spies
Victoria’s intelligence networks helped her defy her enemies – and her own governments – as Rory Cormac and Richard J Aldrich explain

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
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  • The pick of the best historical shows on TV and Radio
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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 Thursday, January 21, 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 Thursday, July 9, 2020

Classic BBC

BBC quality Reviewed Wednesday, 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 Monday, October 1, 2018

My favourite magazine.

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

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in BBC History Magazine Jan-22.

WELCOME Welcome to our first edition of 2022. Each new year brings with it a whole array of anniversaries to commemorate, many of which we’ll be exploring over the coming months. One that would be remiss of...
Treasure trove THIS MONTH IN HISTORY NEWS COMMENT ANNIVERSARIES TRUSTEES OF THE BRITIS H MUSEUM This remarkable collection of coins and golden artefacts, found in an unremarkable field in west Norfol...
Attention to detail THIS MONTH IN HISTORY NEWS Join the debate historyextra Recent documentary series The Beatles: Get Back prompted Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) to consider how well he and ...
Nazis were “inspired by top British schools” Pupils at a Nazi-run school in Germany, c1941. New research suggests that such institutions were partly modelled on elite schools in Britain GETTY IMAGES Commonly known as Napolas, ...

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