Charlotte Hodgman


Charlotte Hodgman is Deputy Editor for BBC History Magazine 

A flyleaf of an original edition of 'Mein Kampf' by Adolf Hitler.

It is said that Adolf Hitler became very wealthy through sales of his Mein Kampf book. What happened to his money after his death?

Monument to Spanish Civil War © Dreamstime

Spain’s army rose up against its left-wing Republican government in July 1936. The civil war that ensued is often viewed as a precursor to the Second World War for the way it sucked in the wider international community. Best-selling military historian Antony Beevor talked to David Musgrove about the conflict and its wide-reaching consequences...

This article was first published in the July 2006 issue of BBC History Magazine


A teacher and pupils wearing Welsh national costume, 1944 © Mirrorpix

On St David's Day, Martin Johnes considers how history has impacted on the construction of Welsh national identity.

This article was first published in March 2012

Hitler with Japan's Matsuoka. (ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

It is certainly true that Nazi Germany was extremely half-hearted in its efforts to bring Japan into the war against the Soviet Union.

This article was first published in BBC History Magazine in 2011

The Shandian river, Xanadu, China. The remains are on the north bank. (Alamy)

In the February 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine, John Man selects Xanadu, China as his favourite historical destination. History Extra caught up with him to find out more...

Soviet poster from 1920, part of the Wayland Rudd Archive. Courtesy of Yevgeniy

Part of Calvert 22’s Red Africa season, which examines the legacy of cultural relationships between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries during the Cold War, this exhibition draws together film, photography, propaganda, and public art to explore this theme

William Shakespeare.Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

April sees the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. To mark the event, Windsor Castle will be displaying material from the Royal Library, including works by the playwright collected by members of the royal family

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius, Science Museum. © EPPDCSI - Ph Levy

A man often remembered as one of history’s greatest painters, Leonardo da Vinci’s talents as an inventor and draughtsman are often overlooked in favour of masterpieces such as The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. In February, however, London’s Science Museum is launching an exhibition that focuses on the mechanical drawings that demonstrated da Vinci’s radical approach to the challenges of flight, manufacturing and war

Holocaust memorial at Buchenwald. © Dennis Dolkens |

Holocaust Memorial Day falls on 27 January. Here, Jeremy Black looks at how the public memory of this central episode in history has changed dramatically over the years.

This article was first published in the January 2012 issue of BBC History Magazine

Reconstructed Bronze Age roundhouse. © Rafal Marcinkiewicz

Dr Francis Pryor and Charlotte Hodgman visit Flag Fen in Peterborough, a Bronze Age site that offers a unique insight into life in the Fens 3,500 years ago.

This article was originally published in the Christmas 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

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