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Covering all periods from prehistory to the 20th century, each issue of BBC History Magazine is packed with the latest news, in-depth features and much more.

Britain's best-selling history magazine, BBC History Magazine helps you bring Britain and the world's rich past to life. Each issue provides you with accessible and informative features from leading academic historians. Covering an extensive range of periods, we uncover history, British and worldwide, from prehistory to the 20th century, with the help of a 25-strong advisory board of leading historians, including Professor Simon Schama, Laurence Rees and Professor Ian Kershaw.

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December 2017
In our next issue, Nicola Tallis considers Elizabeth I’s love rival and recounts the battle for Robert Dudley’s affections
Meanwhile, Charles Spencer and Charlotte Hodgman trace the future Charles II’s attempts to evade capture during the Civil War era
In a feature on survivors of the Blitz, Daniel Todman looks at how British people rebuilt their lives after the devastation of the Second World War raids
Elsewhere, Miranda Kaufman considers Africans in Tudor England and reveals the forgotten black presence in the 16th century 
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