June 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

The young Queen Victoria, Catherine of Aragon and nylon pirates…

New issue June 2019

In our June 2019 issue, on sale from 16 May 2019:


The young Queen Victoria

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Lucy Worsley reassesses the future monarch’s ‘troubled’ childhood

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Vice and Vestal Virgins

Daisy Dunn describes ancient Rome through the eyes of Pliny the Younger

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Nylon pirates

Mark Roodhouse chronicles the postwar craze for cut-price stockings

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The first ‘modern lesbian’

Ellie Cawthorne tells the story of the gay pioneer Anne Lister

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Henry’s greatest queen?

John Edwards celebrates Catherine of Aragon’s considerable achievements

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How fear fuelled atheism

Alec Ryrie on the rise of scepticism in the 16th century

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Plus: Jared Diamond discusses his new book on national crises; Ellie Cawthorne explores Normandy’s D-Day landing beaches; and explorer Paul Rose chooses Fridtjof Nansen as his history hero.


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NEXT ISSUE: The July 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine is on sale from 13 June 2019, featuring key moments in the history of philosophy; whether Charles I’s execution was inevitable; and Roger Domenghetti on how women’s football came to the fore in the 1970s.