October 2021 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale!

New issue BBCH Oct 200x150

Inside our October 2021 issue, on sale 2 September 2021…

The modern Middle Ages


From climate change to pandemics, Dan Jones looks at the issues that preoccupied our medieval ancestors – and keep us awake at night today

What is history in 2021?

Suzannah Lipscomb and Helen Carr consider how we should tell the story of the past in the 21st century

Royals in the trenches

The British royal family emerged from the First World War stronger than ever. Heather Jones explains why

The radical Wedgwood

Tristram Hunt reveals how an English potter embedded activism into his celebrated earthenware

Romancing the Tudors

Sarah Gristwood chronicles how Henry VIII and Elizabeth I used courtly love to further their agendas

In the shadow of 9/11

David Reynolds asks if the events of 11 September 2001 really were a turning point in world history

The future for the past

Four historians discuss the issues shaping the study of history in universities, from Covid-19 to calls to decolonise the curriculum


SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get our next issue: The October 2021 issue of BBC History Magazine is on sale from 30 September 2021