September 2022 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!
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Inside the September 2022 issue of BBC History Magazine, on sale now...
Henry V’s troubled legacy
Lauren Johnson explains why the blame for Henry VI’s many failures lies largely with his bellicose father, Henry V
Stalingrad through German eyes
Iain MacGregor explores the previously unpublished testimony of a German officer on the front line
Politics on screen
In the ninth part of our series on the BBC’s history, David Hendy revisits the birth of televised political debate
The Popish Plot
Victor Stater reveals how 17th- century “fake news” of a Catholic plot resulted in dozens of deaths – and the birth of modern party politics in Britain
A country divided
Seventy-five years after the partition of India, Kavita Puri examines the continuing legacy of that division across the subcontinent and in the UK
When dragons arrived
Daniel Ogden traces the evolution of the mythical monsters, from ancient Greece to medieval masterpieces
The dig that transformed urban archaeology
Michael Wood revisits the excavation in Winchester that launched a new era in British research six decades ago
Janina Ramirez introduces a trio of characters demonstrating that women in the Middle Ages were far more than merely wives, mothers and sisters