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May 2022 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

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Published: March 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm
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Inside the May 2022 issue of BBC History Magazine, on sale from 14 April 2022...

The Persians

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones challenges received wisdom about the ancient world’s first great empire

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Dudleys: dynasty-makers

Joanne Paul traces the rise and fall (then rise and fall again) of a family whose efforts helped cement the Tudors’ place on the throne


How birds made history

Roy and Lesley Adkins explores the long, varied and sometimes troubled relationship between birds and people over the centuries


Ukraine conflict in context

A panel of experts explore the historical background to the current Russia-Ukraine war


Medieval slavery

Hannah Skoda gives voice to people who were enslaved in Renaissance Europe


Engineering a life at sea

Jo Stanley introduces a pioneering woman who forged a career in ship engineering


Art that made Britain

James Hawes explains how this island became a global cultural superpower


Sounds of the 60s

In the fifth part of our series tracing the history of the BBC, David Hendy reveals how the launch of Radio 1 tapped into the burgeoning pop music scene

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