Blogs

Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
17th July 2014
In the new issue, which is a First World War special, historians including David Reynolds, Dan Snow and Max Hastings select what they consider to be...
Amanda Vickery
Amanda Vickery
17th July 2014
In the words of the anthropologist Mary Douglas, “Dirt is simply matter out of place.” The human history of dirt is the saga of our...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
22nd May 2014
In the new issue, James Holland argues that, contrary to the views of some historians, the Normandy campaign was a military masterstroke. Meanwhile,...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
27th March 2014
The April issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our latest issue, Sir Ian Kershaw considers why, of all the 20th-century monsters, Nazi...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
26th March 2014
BBC History Magazine features editor Charlotte Hodgman recently travelled to Birmingham to see the world famous Staffordshire Hoard laid out in its...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
28th February 2014
The March issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our latest issue, Gareth Williams reveals the secrets behind the Norsemen's maritime...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
17th February 2014
As part of a video series produced for History Extra, Dr Sam Willis interviews Dr Hannah Dawson about her field of expertise, the history of ideas....
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
5th February 2014
As part of a video series produced for History Extra, Dr Sam Willis interviews Dr Richard Stone about the history of cider. At Sandford Orchards in...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
30th January 2014
In our new edition, historians debate whether Britain was right to fight the First World War. Niall Ferguson claims Britain made a terrible mistake...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
29th January 2014
As part of a new video series produced for History Extra, Dr Sam Willis interviews surf historian Pete Robinson. At the Museum of British Surfing,...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
15th January 2014
As part of a new video series produced for History Extra, Dr Sam Willis interviews Tudor historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb about her fascination with...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
10th January 2014
Don't know what to watch or listen to this week? Take inspiration from this week's History Extra TV and radio listings - highlights include...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
2nd January 2014
The January issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, Tim Harris argues that bad luck, rather than ineptitude, condemned...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
5th December 2013
The Christmas issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, as a new visitor centre opens at Stonehenge, Mike Pitts reveals how...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
3rd December 2013
Here are the highlights from BBC History Magazine's History Weekend, which took place in Malmesbury from 25 to 27 October 2013. The sell-out...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
14th November 2013
Tracy Borman, the author of forthcoming book The Witches of Belvoir (Jonathan Cape), talks to features editor Charlotte Hodgman about her lecture on...
Emma McFarnon
Emma McFarnon
7th November 2013
1066 is one of the most famous dates in English history. But why do we remember it above all others, and why does the Norman Conquest matter so much...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
7th November 2013
The December issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, as scientists prepare to investigate the possible remains of Alfred...