Charlotte Hodgman


Charlotte Hodgman is Deputy Editor for 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

Gatehouse of Lancaster Castle. (© Ken Fawcett)

Dr Robert Poole and Charlotte Hodgman visit Lancaster Castle in Lancashire, where one of the most famous, and sensational, witch trials in British history took place, in 1612.

This article was first published in the August 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

A group of men tasting wine in a cellar. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Chris Bowlby traces the history behind government decisions to try and impose a minimum price for alcohol sales in England and Wales.

This article was first published in April 2011

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