August 2020 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

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

August issue of BBC History Magazine

Inside our August 2020 issue, on sale 9 July 2020…

Bonds of blood

Robert Bartlett charts the extreme lengths to which rulers would go to future-proof their dynasties 

The state of global history 

Peter Frankopan on the importance of understanding our international past 

Nero: the Antichrist? 

Shushma Malik explores whether the Roman emperor really deserves his monstrous reputation 

Victorian scare stories 

Emma Butcher and Tim Blythe reveal the tales that kept 19th-century Londoners awake at night 

A tale of two revolutions 

David Andress traces the way in which elites turned the French Revolution against the very people who started it 

Black abolitionists 

Hannah-Rose Murray on the formerly enslaved African-Americans who headed to Britain to tell their stories 

Unburied treasures
As the Portable Antiquities Scheme records find number 1.5 million, we look back at its greatest discoveries 

SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get our next issue: The September 2020 issue of BBC History Magazine is on sale from 6 August 2020, featuring Edward the Confessor, curious images on medieval manuscripts, and Afua Hirsch on how Africa’s culture reflects its history