Inside our August 2019 issue…
The world in July 1969
Alwyn Turner describes the issues grabbing attention on Planet Earth as Neil Armstrong made his giant leap
Henry VIII’s “bastard son”
Mathew Lyons reveals how Henry Fitzroy rocked the Tudor court
Trafalgar: a futile victory?
Sam Willis reassesses the impact of the battle that made Nelson an icon
Civil War cross-dressers
Mark Stoyle on the women who fought for king and parliament in men’s clothes
Medieval European union
Chris Bowlby explains how the Hanseatic League came to dominate a continent’s trade routes
Lucy Bland tells the stories of the British children of black American GIs
Plus: Julian Humphrys makes the pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne; Janet L Nelson talks to Ellie Cawthorne about her new biography of medieval powerhouse Charlemagne; and Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge chooses Katherine Graham as her history hero.
NEXT ISSUE: The August 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine is on sale from 11 July 2019, featuring the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, a key site in the clash between the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and a fresh take of Charlemagne