April issue out now

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The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Mary Beard explores the nightlife in the ancient city of Rome, while Gillian Hovell considers the Roman conquest of Britain in AD43.

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Elsewhere in the magazine, Christopher Grey explains why Alan Turing was not the only star of Bletchley Park.

The April issue also features Sarah Foot, who investigates why the Vikings stoned a former Archbishop of Canterbury to death 1,000 years ago.

Also in this issue, Dan Jones explains how William Shakespeare’s Richard II was remarkably true to life.

Meanwhile, on the 30th anniversary of the battle for the Falkland Islands, Sir Max Hastings shares his memories of Britain’s “last really popular war”.

Our April magazine also includes Julian Richards who returns to one of the most intriguing cases featured in the BBC’s Meet the Ancestors series: the mystery of the Roman ‘princess’.

Plus, on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, we’ve teamed up with the National Maritime Museum, London, to bring you a 16-page supplement exploring the truth behind the myth.

You can buy the magazine in all good newsagents. If you’ve read it and would like to comment on the articles, you can join the discussion on our forum or get in touch with us by post, telephone or email.

You can also purchase a Kindle edition of this month’s magazine via the Amazon website

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Our April edition is also available on iPad via the Apple newsstand