In our Christmas issue, Mark Stoyle investigates popular resistance to the Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s.
Julie V Gottlieb describes how Britain’s female ‘pacifist’ voters were vilified for supporting Neville Chamberlain’s disastrous appeasement policy.
Denys Blakeway examines how George V and Mary saved the royal family.
Dominic Sandbrook nominates ten landmark events in the history of the Post Office.
Steven Gunn and Tomasz Gromelski look at the high risk of drowning in Tudor England.
Evan Mawdsley reveals how the Japanese raids of December 1941 began not at Pearl Harbor but against the British colony of Malaya.
Nigel Jones reveals the lengths to which three prisoners were prepared to go to escape from the Tower of London.
BBC History Magazine takes a look at the books of the year, as nominated by a panel of leading historians and writers.
Alex Werner talks to BBC History Magazine's Charlotte Hodgman about nine places related to the life and works of author Charles Dickens.