February issue out now


The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition experts from the National Army Museum select the most significant land clashes in British history – from Naseby and D-Day to Waterloo.


Elsewhere in the magazine, Yvonne Sherratt reveals how some of Germany’s greatest minds became enthusiastic supporters of the Third Reich.

The February issue also features Martin Pugh, who outlines 10 key moments in the history of Britain’s relationship with the Islamic world.

Also in this issue, William Dalrymple tells Rob Attar that Britain’s current travails in Afghanistan have parallels in the past.

Meanwhile, Peter Caddick-Adams describes the blood-soaked struggle for Stalingrad in the winter of 1942/43

Plus, Judith Green discusses how Henry I was able to impose heavy taxes on his people without sparking insurrection, and Vanessa Toulmin discusses eight places related to the development of the circus in Britain

You can buy the magazine in all good newsagents. If you’ve read it and would like to comment on the articles, you can get in touch with us by post, telephone or email.

You can also purchase a Kindle edition of this month’s magazine via the Amazon website


Our February edition is also available on iPad via the Apple newsstand and is now on Google Play