Charlotte Hodgman

Charlotte Hodgman


Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

A map of Ireland. (MORGUEFILE)

On Saint Patrick's Day, we share 11 key events in the history of Ireland as selected by Neil Hegarty, from the arrival of Christianity to the Good Friday Agreement…

This article first appeared in the June 2011 issue of BBC History Magazine

SAS in the Wesern Desert, c1942 © BBC

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’

'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?

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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


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

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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

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)

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


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


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

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