Inside the May 2024 issue of BBC History Magazine, on sale now...

D-Day dramas

On the 80th anniversary of the Normandy campaign, Saul David and Nick Hewitt offer new perspectives on this pivotal episode of the Second World War


Roman tourists

Mary Beard explains how the people of Rome enjoyed visiting the ancient wonders that surrounded them

The seven Cleopatras

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones explores the dynasty of Egyptian queens that ended with the arrival of Rome

The Vikings in their own words

Alicia Maddalena and Matthew Townend reveal how Viking poetry illuminates their story

Secrets of the Tudor court

Nicola Clark introduces the ladies-in-waiting who witnessed the turbulent lives of Henry VIII’s six wives

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