August issue out now


The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale and is a Tudor special. Professor Eric Ives considers the lasting appeal of Britain’s most celebrated royal household, while five Tudor historians – Steven Gunn, Ralph Houlbrooke, George Bernard, Susan Doran and Anna Whitelock – debate which of the dynasty’s kings and queens left the most significant legacy.


Elsewhere in the magazine, John K Walton looks at Britain’s love affair with the seaside holiday and Jon Stobart takes a peek into the household accounts of some of Britain’s finest Georgian mansions.

The August issue also features John-Paul Ghobrial who explains, popular perceptions of the Turks in 17th-century Britain.

Also in this issue, Mike Esbester investigates changes in health and safety messages over the 20th century.

Meanwhile, Alex Burghart pays tribute to Æthelflæd, the iron lady of Mercia.

August’s magazine also includes Clare Makepeace‘s poignant insight into how First World War soldiers visited brothels to cope with the constant presence of death

And finally, Marc Morris visits eight places linked with Edward I’s brutally thorough subjugation of the Welsh


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