Charlotte Hodgman


Charlotte Hodgman is Deputy Editor for BBC History Magazine 

Illustration by Glen McBeth.

From Robin Hood to Sawney Bean, British history is full of stories of legendary outlaws...

Seville’s famous cathedral and the Giralda bell tower (© Getty)

In the May 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine, Kathryn Warner selects Seville, Spain as her favourite place. History Extra caught up with her to find out more...

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865.  (Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/

Would modern medical practices and resources have been able to save Abraham Lincoln after his fateful trip to the theatre in 1865?

This Q&A first appeared in the May 2013 issue of BBC History Magazine

The statue of Juliet, sited beneath her famous balcony (© Getty)

In the April 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine, Paul Edmondson selects Verona, Italy as his favourite place. History Extra caught up with him to find out more

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?

Illustrations by James Albon.

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

The Gozzadini Family, by Lavinia Fontana. (Getty)

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

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