August 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

The battle of Trafalgar, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and cross-dressers in the Civil War…

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Inside our August 2019 issue…

The world in July 1969

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Alwyn Turner describes the issues grabbing attention on Planet Earth as Neil Armstrong made his giant leap

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Henry VIII’s “bastard son”

Mathew Lyons reveals how Henry Fitzroy rocked the Tudor court

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Trafalgar: a futile victory?

Sam Willis reassesses the impact of the battle that made Nelson an icon

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Civil War cross-dressers

Mark Stoyle on the women who fought for king and parliament in men’s clothes

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Medieval European union

Chris Bowlby explains how the Hanseatic League came to dominate a continent’s trade routes

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Mixed-race babies

Lucy Bland tells the stories of the British children of black American GIs

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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.

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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