Christmas 2021 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

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

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Inside the Christmas 2021 issue of BBC History Magazine, on sale from 25 November 2021…

The Beatles and Britain


The Fab Four rejuvenated Britain’s image and, as Dominic Sandbrook reveals in eight landmark moments, defined British society in the sixties

Medieval miracle worker

As we mark 1,500 years since the birth of St Columba, Sarah Foot chronicles how the missionary changed the course of Christianity in Britain

Roasts of Christmas past

From the delicious to the disgusting, Annie Gray charts the progression of the traditional Christmas meal

Georgian prima donnas 

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland on how 18th-century A-listers paid a high price for their celebrity status

The path to Pearl Harbor

Christopher Harding explains what led the Japanese to attack the US in December 1941

Hitler’s greatest mistake?

By declaring war on the US, Hitler made a huge miscalculation. Klaus Schmider examines the Nazi leader’s thinking

Elizabeth Stuart

Nadine Akkerman investigates how a portrait of the so-called Queen of Hearts could have seen its owner executed for treason


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