September 2019 issue of BBC History Revealed out now!

The real Robin Hoods, countdown to World War II, the extraordinary life of Josephine Baker, and an A-Z of gangs and gangsters…

Inside our September 2019 issue…

The Many Faces of Robin Hood 


While the folk hero is known around the world, the men of medieval England who inspired him are almost forgotten

When the World went to War Again

The 72-hour countdown that made World War II inevitable

A-Z of Gangs and Gangsters

From the Armstrongs to the Zulus, Britain’s criminal fraternity steps out from the past

Classified Britain

What can front-page newspaper adverts tell us about the past?

Magellan’s Fatal Voyage

He led a successful circumnavigation of the globe at the cost of his life

Josephine Baker

She became a global superstar for her erotic entertaining, but became a historical icon for her activism


We answer curious questions from history, explore Poldark country in Cornwall and talk to Kavita Puri about her latest book, Partition Voices


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