Charlotte Hodgman


Charlotte Hodgman is Deputy Editor for BBC History Magazine 

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Professor Arthur Purdue takes a look our fascination with 'Christmas past' and how the celebration has evolved since Victorian times.

This article was first published in December 2013

The steam-powered clock in the historic quarter of Gastown © Junichi Ishito

In the January 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine, York Membery selects Vancouver, Canada, as his favourite historical destination. History Extra caught up with him to find out more...


A major new exhibition focusing on Elizabethan scholar, courtier and magician John Dee, a man who has been dubbed ‘the original 007’, opens at the Royal College of Physicians, London, this January

St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall. © Ian Woolcock |

The Prayer Book Rebellion, which took place in south-western England during 1549, saw thousands unite against the changes to traditional forms of worship imposed by the government of the boy-king, Edward VI. Charlotte Hodgman talks to Professor Mark Stoyle about nine places connected with the bloody uprisings

This article was originally published in November 2010

The domed towers of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Munich’s cathedral, l

In the Christmas 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine, Ian Kershaw selects Munich, Germany, as his favourite historical destination. History Extra caught up with him to find out more...

Shipworkers leave the huge gantries under which Titanic and Olympic were built

Dr Aidan McMichael and Charlotte Hodgman visit Queen’s Island, Belfast, where one of history’s most famous ocean liners was built and launched...

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


Around 100 objects reflecting, or inspired by, the jewellery traditions of the Indian subcontinent will be on display at the V&A, London, this November


Twenty seven of the Royal Collection’s finest pieces of Dutch art, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be on display at Buckingham Palace this November

'Longline bra' found at Lengberg Castle © Beatrix Nutz

An archaeological find of medieval lingerie in Austria has raised questions concerning our ancestors’ dressing habits. Beatrix Nutz examines underwear, hygiene and social acceptance in the 15th and 16th centuries.

This article first featured on History Extra in July 2012


November sees the launch of a British Library exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s much-loved children’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Here are some of the highlights...

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