August 2014 issue – a First World War special – now on sale!

The August 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine hits newsstands today.


In the new issue, which is a First World War special, historians including David Reynolds, Dan Snow and Max Hastings select what they consider to be the greatest misconceptions of the 1914–18 conflict.


Meanwhile, Pamela Hartshorne reveals how Elizabethans dealt with filthy toilets, stinking gutters and overflowing cesspits.

Elsewhere in the magazine, Adrian Goldsworthy reveals how Julius Caesar’s teenage heir seized power in Rome.

And Chris Naunton asks how the famous pharaoh Tutankhamun met his end.


You can also read the next installment of the ‘Our First World War’ series. In part three, Peter Hart takes us to August 1914, when the mounting international crisis finally catapults Britain into war with Germany.