Christmas 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

The Christmas 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale!


In our cover feature on the Peasants’ Revolt, Laura Ashe asks what provoked the murderous rampage of 1381 that saw a rebel army ransack London
Meanwhile, Tom Cutterham assesses Benjamin Franklin’s approach to extricating the United States from the British Empire
Sam Willis and David Coward trace how the threat of invasion has shaped the psychology and landscape of Britain
Elsewhere, Max Adams examines how propaganda may have distorted the reputation of Alfred the Great
Also, Helen Carr investigates what was behind the dancing plague that saw people sometimes dance themselves to death, while Richard Cawardine celebrates the humour of Abraham Lincoln
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