November 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

Featuring William the Conqueror, Beowulf, and the sibling rivalry that rocked England during the Wars of the Roses…

November issue of BBC History Magazine

Inside our November 2019 issue…

The brutal Conqueror


Marc Morris asks if William I’s infamous Harrying of the North should be labelled a genocide

Escape from East Berlin

Helena Merriman describes an audacious bid to tunnel beneath the Berlin Wall to freedom in the West

The power of Beowulf

Eleanor Parker answers the key questions on the Anglo-Saxon epic that inspired The Lord of the Rings

Reuniting Britain

Kate Loveman chronicles Charles II’s attempts to heal a divided nation in the wake of Civil War

Brothers at war

Thomas Penn on the bitter disputes between Edward VI, George, Duke of Clarence and the future Richard III

Falklands feelgood factor

Victory in the South Atlantic in 1982 gave Britons a huge psychological boost, argues Dominic Sandbrook


Thoughts from columnists Michael Wood and David Olusoga, a closer look at Britain’s drug laws and human rights activist Peter Tatchell chooses his history hero


NEXT ISSUE: The December 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine is on sale from 31 October 2019, featuring Tutankhamun, myths of the Midway and Margaret Beaufort.