Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow by Lucy Worsley (Hodder & Stoughton, 2018)


In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny by Daisy Dunn (William Collins, 2018)

Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist by Angela Steidele (Serpent’s Tail, 2018)

Sand and Steel: A New History of D-Day by Peter Caddick-Adams (Random House, 2019) Due to be published 30 May

Normandy ‘44: D-Day and the Battle for France by James Holland (Bantam, 2019)

Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change by Jared Diamond (Allen Lane, 2019)

Freedom: The Overthrow of the Slave Empires by James Walvin (Robinson, 2019)

The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins, 2019)

1931: Debt, Crisis and the Rise of Hitler by Tobias Straumann (OUP, 2019)

Palaces of Pleasure: From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment by Lee Jackson (Yale UP, 2019)

Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher by Armand D’Angour (Bloomsbury, 2019)

L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated “Female Byron” by Lucasta Miller (Jonathan Cape, 2019)

Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine by Barry Strauss (Simon & Schuster, 2019)

The Hitler State by Martin Broszat (Routledge, 1981)

Diver’s Daughter: A Tudor Story by Patrice Lawrence (Scholastic, 2019)

South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition, 1914–1917 by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (Voyageur Press, 2019)

Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir (Headline, 2019)

Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World edited by E Morrison & L Grollemond (J Paul Getty Museum, 2019)

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy (Allen Lane, 2019)

The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt by A Wulf & L Melcher (John Murray, 2019)

Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 by Antony Beevor (Viking, 2019)


The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (Viking, 2019)

You can read more from the June 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine here, including: