Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Deputy Editor for BBC History Magazine 

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

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, one of the world’s oldest, attracts visitors
25/11/2016

In the Christmas 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine, Jacob Norris selects Bethlehem as his favourite place. History Extra caught up with him to find out more...

21/11/2016

In July's Q&A you discuss a tobacco resuscitator, an 18th-century device to revive the unconscious by blowing smoke up their bottoms. Is that the origin of the phrase 'to blow smoke up someone's arse', meaning to massage their ego?

This article was first published in 2010

Park Guell, Barcelona © Getty
25/10/2016

In the December 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine, Alexander Larman selects Barcelona as his favourite place. History Extra caught up with him to find out more...

25/10/2016

The first point to make is that Portugal is actually England’s oldest ally. It is only because England is now part of the United Kingdom that Portugal is counted as a British ally.

This article was first published in BBC History Magazine in 2011

Mealtimes were a stern, and often meagre, affair.
17/10/2016

Dr Samantha Shave and Charlotte Hodgman visit Weaver Hall Museum in Cheshire, a former workhouse and place of last resort for the destitute…

This article first appeared in the February 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

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