Christmas issue out now


The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Mark Stoyle investigates popular resistance to the Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s.


Elsewhere in the magazine, Julie V Gottlieb describes how Britain’s female ‘pacifist’ voters were vilified for supporting Neville Chamberlain’s disastrous appeasement policy.

The Christmas issue also features Denys Blakeway who examines how George V and Mary saved the royal family.

Also in this issue, Steven Gunn and Tomasz Gromelski look at the high risk of drowning in Tudor England.

Meanwhile, Evan Mawdsley reveals how the Japanese raids of December 1941 began not at Pearl Harbor but against the British colony of Malaya.

Our Christmas magazine also includes Nigel Jones who reveals the lengths to which three prisoners were prepared to go to escape from the Tower of London.


Elsewhere, Alex Werner talks to BBC History Magazine‘s Charlotte Hodgman about nine places related to the life and works of author Charles Dickens, and BBC History Magazine takes a look at the books of the year, as nominated by a panel of leading historians and writers.