Inside the Christmas 2023 issue of BBC History Magazine, on sale now...

The brutality behind the Boston Tea Party

Elinor Evans reveals how this touchstone event in the US national founding story was rooted in violence


The long death of the Roman republic

Shushma Malik explains how people power was already crumbling well before Julius Caesar’s assassination augured the birth of the empire

Race across the Atlantic

Rachel Harris-Gardiner follows the escapades of intrepid competitors in 1969’s wackiest race

The many faces of Napoleon

David Andress and Laura O’Brien explore how the French leader’s reputation has fared over the two centuries since his death

Medieval nun on the run?

Joanna Arman tells the little-known story of one of England’s most influential queens

Britain’s oldest commando

Joshua Levine introduces a naval officer who emerged from retirement to join daring Second World War raids


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