Becky Hoskins

 

Becky Hoskins studied history at the University of Bristol

 

One of the 'little ships' evacuated from Dunkirk returns in 2005 © fotolibra
29/06/2017

We visit 10 places connected with the remarkable evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from northern France in 1940...

This feature was first published in the April 2010 edition of BBC History Magazine

(Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
06/03/2017

This Q&A first appeared in the April 2010 issue of BBC History Magazine

A poster for Charlie Chaplin's 1921 comedy 'The Kid’. (Movie Poster Image Art/Ge
17/01/2017

When were film trailers first shown and why are they called ‘trailers’ when they come before the film rather than trail after it?

11/11/2016

Very debatable – you can argue this one all you like, so let’s get things started…

This article was first published in BBC History Magazine in 2010

27/09/2016

In her heyday, Nellie Bly was possibly the most famous woman in America, but she has been largely forgotten.

This article was first published in 2010

13/09/2016

My mother says that when she lived in Bath in the 1960s, a few women living there were convinced that they were medieval Albigensians reincarnated. Can you tell us any more about this?

This article was first published in 2010

© Illustration by Glen McBeth
22/08/2016

My great-grandfather, a wheelwright originally from Bradford, Yorkshire, used to tell my mother about wooden clog fights. What exactly were they?

This article was first published in BBC History Magazine in 2010

07/09/2015

From September 1940 until May 1941, cities all around Britain were subject to sustained enemy bombing. We visit nine places affected by the attacks.

This article was first published in the December 2009 issue of BBC History Magazine

Robbie Khan © Portchester Castle in Hampshire was intended as a coastal defence
20/10/2014

The Roman period in Britain is commonly said to conclude in AD 410 when the legions were called home, yet the story is a little more complicated than that. We visit nine places associated with the empire's collapse...

This article was first published in the February 2010 issue of BBC History Magazine

Visit Warwick: Lord Leycester Hospital © Rex Features
09/04/2013

Julian Humphrys visits Warwick, one of England’s most attractive towns, and remembers the fire that so radically changed its appearance.

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