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

Elizabeth’s I divided loyalties

In public, the Virgin Queen lionised her father, Henry VIII. But, as Tracy Borman argues, in private she revered her late mother


On top of the world

Robin Ashcroft marks the 70th anniversary of the ascent of Everest by revisiting the perilous race to reach “the third pole”

Death to the Sun King!

Josephine Wilkinson identifies who she believes was the real culprit behind a series of attempts to assassinate French monarch Louis XIV

History’s greatest killers

Jonathan Kennedy charts six moments when diseases didn’t only make people sick, but also triggered seismic shifts in wider society

Britain and Palestine

Matthew Hughes explores the violent conclusion of the British Palestine Mandate, and the emergence of the State of Israel

The queen who wouldn’t go quietly

Shakespeare described Margaret of Anjou as a ‘she-wolf’, but what was she really like? Joanna Arman profiles a remarkable female leader


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