August 2021 issue of BBC History Revealed out now!

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BBC HIstory Revealed August 2021 issue

Inside our August 2021 issue…

Your essential guide to Nazi Germany


What was life like for those living in Germany at the time of Hitler’s rise to power, witnessing the transformation of a minor far-right party into a powerful fascist dictatorship? Explore the story of Adolf Hitler’s despotic regime, and the policies that persuaded ordinary Germans to throw their support behind the Nazis. From literature to music, we look at how the party’s hateful ideology infiltrated virtually every aspect of German life.

Harry Edward: Britain’s first black Olympic hero

In 1920, runner Harry Edward sprinted his way to bronze at the Antwerp Games, but his exploits on the track were soon lost to history. Ahead of the 32nd Olympiad in Tokyo, explore the extraordinary life and career of Britain’s first black Olympian

Queen Anne’s turbulent life and reign

The last of the Stuarts is often remembered for her weak intellect and tendency to be swayed by her ‘favourites’, yet her life was full of heartbreak and disappointment.

What if… the Babington Plot had succeeded?

The move to dethrone Elizabeth I – replacing her with Mary, Queen of Scots – could have done more than cut short the Tudor dynasty – it could have hurled England into a religious civil war.


  • What was the Charter of the Forest, and what does it have to do with Magna Carta
  • The burning of Washington during the War of 1812
  • History Q&As: How did ancient Egyptian pharaohs reach the afterlife? And was there a real Blackadder?

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