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

Medieval marvels

Ian Mortimer hails the staggering progress – in everything from medicine to exploration – achieved by our medieval ancestors


Histories of fear

Kate Summerscale explores what five phobias reveal about our anxieties though the centuries

A golden age for women?

Marion Turner on what Chaucer’s Wife of Bath can tell us about a time of great change for women

How the Holocaust began

James Bulgin on how the German invasion of the Soviet Union triggered a policy of annihilation in eastern Europe

Forgotten Tudor voices

Lucy Wooding profiles eight people whose experiences shed light on the challenges of life in the 16th century

The chaotic 17th century

Jonathan Healey argues that people power drove the unrest that buffeted England in the age of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell


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