October 2019 issue of BBC History Revealed out now!

Tragedy in Pompeii, 10 dances that shocked the world, how to survive an Edwardian dinner party, and Victorian freak shows…

Inside our October 2019 issue…

Life and Death in Pompeii


Daisy Dunn explores the Roman city snuffed out by Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

How to Survive an Edwardian Dinner Party

Which cutlery should you use? Who can you talk to? Fear not! Our handy guide reveals all.

Victorian Freak Shows

Discover how a fascination with people who were ‘different’ became mainstream entertainment.

The Travels of Marco Polo

How a stint in prison turned Marco Polo into one of the most famous travellers of all time.

Night of the Long Knives

The bloody purge, in 1934, which propelled Hitler to power.

Ten Dances that Shocked the World

From the jive, to the jitterbug – including one that forced a presidential denial.


We answer curious questions from history, explore Bamburgh Castle and talk to historian Dominic Sandbrook about his latest book, Who Dares Wins: Britain, 1979–1982


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