July issue out now


The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition civil war experts Micheál Ó Siochrú, John Adamson and Blair Worden discuss key events in the 17th-century conflict between royalists and parliamentarians.


Elsewhere in the magazine, Alistair Dougall describes how Puritan attempts to ban certain sports split opinion in 17th-century England.

The July issue also features Paul Oldfield who looks at new research that suggests a large number of our medieval ancestors caught the travel bug.

Also in this issue, Guy Walters dispels some popular misconceptions about the famous breakout from Stalag Luft III.

Meanwhile, Onyeka questions why, despite attending queens at court, black people rarely feature in histories and films about Tudor England.

Our July magazine also includes Richard Whatmore who tells the story of a group of Protestant revolutionaries who fled capture in their native Geneva in order to set up a community of watchmakers in Waterford, on the southern Irish coast, while Evan Jones explores the murky world of smuggling in the 16th century.

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


Our July edition is also available on iPad via the Apple newsstand