Charlotte Hodgman


Charlotte Hodgman is Deputy Editor for BBC History Magazine 

Mary Queen of Scots' house © Dreamstime

Julian Humphrys visits Jedburgh, a vibrant town with a violent history.

Horse Trial © Illustration by Glen McBeth

A newspaper story from the 1820s tells of a young woman being killed by a runaway horse in the village where I live. It says that the inquest jury “returned a verdict of accidental death with a deodand of one shilling on the horse”. What’s a deodand?

Birds flying in Hyde Park, where marches were held in support of votes for women

We chart the defining events in the bitter, and sometimes bloody, campaign to secure the vote for women in Britain

(© Hulton Archive–Getty Images)

During the Second World War, the Free French fought a vicious propaganda battle with the collaborator and anti-Semite, Philippe Henriot. Kay Chadwick examines the campaign for French hearts and minds, waged on thousands of radio sets…

This article was first published in the July 2010 issue of BBC History Magazine


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