In this month’s cover feature, Barry Cunliffe reveals how the relationship between Celts and Romans was often far more harmonious than we might believe today.
Elsewhere, Rowena Cockett on an extraordinary autobiography of James I of Aragon that offers rare insights into the challenges of medieval monarchy; James Holland revisits 1944’s Big Week,the largest air battle of the Second World War; and Rebecca Probert highlights the traditions of Victorian weddings.
Meanwhile, Ryan Lavelle reveals how Alfred the Great’s rebel nephew pitched the kingdom of Wessex into a civil war, whileChrister Petley examines naval hero Lord Nelson’s attitude to slavery. In a festive feature, Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke share how the Tudors celebrated Christmas.
There’s also the full list of our Books of the Year 2018, perfect for gift-giving ideas during the holiday season.
Plus, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg chooses Benjamin Disraeli as his history hero, whileEmma Wells and Charlotte Hodgman explore Canterbury Cathedral in Kent.
NEXT ISSUE: The January 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine is on sale from 27 December 2018, featuring Mary, Queen of Scots vs Elizabeth I; the Treatyof Versailles; Romans in Scotland; and medieval animals.
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