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April issue out now

Published: March 28, 2013 at 7:59 am
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The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Suzannah Lipscomb tries to unearth the real reason why Henry VIII sent Anne Boleyn to the block. Was she ensnared by a conspiracy, the victim of her own loose tongue, or simply guilty as charged?


Elsewhere in the magazine, Robert Hutchinson reveals how poorly Tudor England was prepared for the Spanish Armada in 1588.

The April issue also features Ian Mortimer, who investigates why breakfast had become a key part of our daily routine by 1600.

Also in this issue, Paul Roberts, curator of a major new exhibition on Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum, finds out what Romans got up to in the privacy of their own homes.

Meanwhile, Katie Engelhart questions whether historians should be called on to give evidence in court, and James Carley investigates the theft, and subsequent recovery, of a major collection of books belonging to Lambeth Palace Library.

Plus, Mark Urban challenges the notion that Operation Goodwood represented the "death ride of the British armoured divisions" in the Second World War, while Marc Morris discusses eight places related to influence of the Normans on the English church.

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