September 2020 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

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

Sept 2020 BBC History Magazine

Inside our September 2020 issue, on sale 6 August 2020…

The race for the bomb

Diana Preston chronicles the scientific and political developments that led to the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima

The war in the east

Jonathan Fennell explores how the British Army turned the tide against Japan in the Second World War

African renaissance

Afua Hirsch on the ways that Africa’s artists are moving beyond the continent’s colonial past

Edward the Confessor

Tom Licence profiles the Anglo-Saxon king, and discovers a determined, dynamic man far from his feeble image

Trump: like no other?

Mark White on whether Donald Trump really is a president without precedent

Medieval marginalia

Johanna Green shines a spotlight on life in the margins of historical texts

The all-conquering potato

Rebecca Earle charts how colonialism and industrialism helped propel the humble spud to worldwide domination

SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get our next issue: The October 2020 issue of BBC History Magazine is on sale from 3 September 2020, featuring medieval eels, Anne Boleyn’s final days and the story of a remarkable royal dynasty that established the short-lived Sikh empire in 1799