Charlotte Hodgman

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

SAS in the Wesern Desert, c1942 © BBC
03/02/2017

Can't decide which shows to watch or listen to next week? Here are 10 programmes you won't want to miss...

A Victorian depiction of Frederick Park dressed as both a man and a woman. Park’
01/02/2017

'Stella' and 'Fanny' hit the headlines in 1871, as the defendants in a highly publicised court case. But who were they, and why did their trial cause such a stir in Victorian Britain?

Illustrations by James Albon.
26/01/2017

Think that numbers should be left to accountants? Then think again. The humble statistic can give lovers of history valuable, fascinating and preconception-busting insights into the huge changes that have swept through the world over the centuries. With this in mind, we’ve asked eight historians to share some surprising statistics from their fields of expertise – from the Roman empire to the Second World War…

This article was first published in the February 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

10/01/2017

Amanda Vickery speaks to Charlotte Hodgman about three remarkable women who beat the odds to achieve artistic fame...

This article was first published in the May 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

© Alamy
23/12/2016

Arthur Purdue looks back at the evolution of our favourite seasonal character, Santa, whose waistline has waxed and waned throughout history.

This article was first published online in December 2013

The vibrant French Quarter of New Orleans is the city’s oldest neighbourhood
18/12/2016

In the January 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine, Daniel Szechi selects New Orleans, Louisiana as his favourite place. History Extra caught up with him to find out more...

Pyramids at Giza. (DEA/A Vergani/De Agostini/Getty Images)
13/12/2016

There has been a long-standing debate over the ethnicity of the ancient Egyptians...

This article was first published in the June 2013 issue of BBC History Magazine

12/12/2016

The missing son of Edward IV would have been crowned Edward V but as this never happened how could the son of Henry VIII become Edward VI? Shouldn’t the latter become the real Edward V?

This Q&A was first published in BBC History Magazine in 2011

02/12/2016

Lithuania was the last place in Europe to adopt Christianity. Before 1387, when the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was finally baptised into Roman Catholicism as a condition of the dynastic union with Poland, its people were pagans.

This article was first published in BBC History Magazine in 2011

Illustration by Glen McBeth
28/11/2016

The kissing gate is often the subject of chatter about the origins of its amorous-sounding name.

This article was first published in 2012

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