December Issue out now

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The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Christian Wolmar reveals how the development of the railways transformed warfare from small pitched battles to vast industrial killing.

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Elsewhere in the magazine Ian Morris examines why ‘the west’ has exercised global dominance for two centuries and whether this trend looks set to continue.

December’s magazine also features Amanda Vickery who charts the development of the idea of ‘taste’ in the Georgian period. Amanda will be presenting a BBC TV show, At Home with the Georgians, later this month.

Also in this issue, BBC History’s Rob Attar explores how the ancient Egyptians used the Book of the Dead to ensure a speedy and successful path through the next world.

Other topics this month include Clive Bloom‘s story of the infamous Siege of Sidney Street  in 1911 – Clive also features on this month’s podcast, as does Mark Stoyle, who takes a closer look at the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549.

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