April 2014


In the April issue of BBC History Magazine, Sir Ian Kershaw considers why, of all the 20th-century monsters, Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, continues to fascinate us most


Meanwhile, Desmond Seward investigates why Henry VI was venerated after his death, despite his many failings in life

Elsewhere in the magazine, Paul Edmondson answers the big questions on William Shakespeare: what did he look like? Was he happily married? And how did he get his money?

Meanwhile, experts have raised doubts about whether we can truly say that bones found underneath a Leicester car park are those of Richard III. Click here to read the news story.


The issue also features Susan Castillo Street, who debunks some of the myths swirling around the celebrated Native American, Pocahontas