April issue of BBC History Magazine now on sale!

The April 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale!


In the new issue, Thomas Asbridge traces Richard the Lionheart’s rise from callow commander to Europe’s finest warrior.


Meanwhile, Susan Doran argues that Elizabeth I’s relationships with her courtiers were shaped by politics, not sex.

Elsewhere in the magazine, Gary Sheffield dispels five myths of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign, while Ruth Scurr explains what John Aubrey’s chronicles can tell us about England’s turbulent 17th century.

Plus, Dan Snow argues that the Spanish Armada of 1588 was doomed from the outset, and June Purvis visits the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester to discover more about the remarkable women who risked life and limb for the vote.


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