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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a digital subscription include?
With a digital subscription to HistoryExtra, you can:
- Access on demand video lectures
- Listen to more than 1,000 award winning podcasts
- Download topical digital special editions
- Read more than 2,500 archive articles written by expert historians
By subscribing to the official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed, you gain access to more than 5,000 historical articles on both British and world history, for all levels of knowledge and interest.
Work your way through 12 years of archive content from BBC History Magazine, including sections on all the most popular historic periods; medieval, Tudor, Victorian, Roman, Viking and modern history.
Enjoy more than 1,000 episodes of our award-winning podcast, receive a weekly newsletter and a choice of five specialist newsletters packed with fascinating content created by experts.
Read articles written by leading authorities on the latest historical debate, and look forward to regular contributions from eminent historians including Michael Wood and David Olusoga.
Test your knowledge on our range of quizzes, with more than 40 to choose from, featuring hundreds of questions to rack your brains, and brush up on your history with lectures and digital specials.
How can I access digital content from HistoryExtra?
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How can I contact Customer Service?
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Can I cancel my subscription?
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Why have you launched a digital subscription?
We’re offering a subscription service because our content is exclusive, it has added value and is curated by experts.
We’ll continue to make exploring the past as enjoyable as possible. We have added tons of new features and benefits to help you explore the past. For the first time, we now have an all-new lectures series with leading historians for you to watch at your leisure, plus plenty more content for you to absorb. Make sense of the world around you, and hear expert opinions on contentious matters of the day.
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