August 2020 issue of BBC History Revealed out now!

The Norman Conquest of 1066 is one of the most well-known dates in English history, an event that reshaped the fabric of English politics, society and language. But just who were the Normans, and how did they come to invade England in the first place? Historian Mac Morris explores this pivotal moment in British history, the Battle of Hastings to the Bayeux Tapestry

BBC History Revealed August 2020

Inside our July 2020 issue…

The Norman Conquest
Who were the Normans and what do they have to do with the Vikings? How did they win the Battle of Hastings, and who was the rightful king anyway? Medieval historian Marc Morris explores the momentous events of 1066


Martin Luther and his 95 Theses
How the law student-turned-theologian angered the pope and kickstarted the Reformation – and how he lost control of it

The Ancient Olympics
Travel back in time to Ancient Greece and experience the sights (magical) and smells (horrendous) of the Olympic Games in 436 BC, plus a guide to all the top sports to watch

Sergeant Stubby
There’s no sting in the heartwarming tail of America’s most-decorated war dog

Gertrude Ederle: Queen of the Waves
The 19-year-old wasn’t only the first woman to swim the Channel – she did it faster than everyone else to have completed the feat

The Colour of War
Experience the two World Wars as never before through newly colourised images from digital colourist Marina Amaral and historian Dan Jones

What if… Abraham Lincoln hadn’t been shot?

Professor Adam Smith explains how the US President’s survival might have changed the US – and altered his own legacy…


  • How the ‘Big Three’ Allies reshaped Europe in the aftermath of World War II
  • The final diary entry of Anne Frank
  • History Q&As: Did Alfred the Great burn the cakes? Is the Caesar salad named after Julius Caesar? And more
  • The latest historical book releases

SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get our next issue: the September 2020 issue of BBC History Revealed is on sale from 6 August, featuring our ultimate guide to the Roman republic and the Roman empire, female detectives of the Victorian era, England vs France at the medieval Battle of Poitiers and much more…