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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 the Great, Alex Burghart considers whether the Anglo-Saxon king's victories over the Vikings were simply a matter of luck.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Mark White assesses the short, but dramatic, presidency of John F Kennedy, 50 years after his assassination, while expert historians offer their opinions on what the world might have looked like had JFK not been killed.
The November issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, Quintin Colville and James Davey of the National Maritime Museum select 10 events in the life of Horatio Nelson that propelled him to greatness.
Elsewhere in the magazine, curator Tarnya Cooper explores what a new exhibition on Elizabethan England can tell us about everyday life in Tudor society – from Elizabeth I herself to the working poor.
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale and is sporting a brand new design. In our new edition Charlotte Higgins investigates why ancient Britons waged guerrilla war against their Roman conquerors.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Robert Cook traces the origins of Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, and considers its impact on the civil rights movement.
This week's podcast with food historian Sara Pennell discusses attitudes to food in early modern England – from the types of food being eaten, to what a 17th-century dinner party might have looked like. The following recipes and remedies, taken from recipe books held by the Wellcome Library, are just a handful of some of the foods and medicines being consumed during the period...
A recipe for sugar cakes
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Sarah Foot reveals how Swein Forkbeard triumphed over Anglo-Saxon England 1,000 years ago, to become the first Viking king of England.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Kate Williams looks at five momentous royal births – from Edward V to Elizabeth II.
The July issue also features Rana Mitter, who argues that China's war with Japan during the Second World War has too often been ignored by western historians.
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, Chris Skidmore charts the origins of the Tudor dynasty – from Henry Tudor's childhood imprisonment in Brittany, to his bloody victory over Richard III at the battle of Bosworth.
Elsewhere in the magazine, June Purvis investigates the death of suffragette Emily Davison at the Epsom Derby in 1913.
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Max Hastings, Antony Beevor, James Holland, Andrew Roberts and other leading historians challenge conventional views of the Second World War.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Lucy Worsley opens the royal wardrobe to discover some of the more unusual garments within – from Queen Victoria's 50-inch drawers to George IV's enormous breeches and 'corset'.
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Suzannah Lipscomb tries to unearth the real reason why Henry VIII sent Anne Boleyn to the block. Was she ensnared by a conspiracy, the victim of her own loose tongue, or simply guilty as charged?
Elsewhere in the magazine, Robert Hutchinson reveals how poorly Tudor England was prepared for the Spanish Armada in 1588.
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Anne Curry discusses the growing pains of Henry V, charting his journey from wayward prince to warrior king.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Peter Hart hails the bravery of French troops in the opening exchanges of the First World War.
The March issue also features Diarmaid MacCulloch, who questions whether Thomas Cromwell deserves his reputation as a scheming upstart.