June 2015


In the June issue of BBC History Magazine, GW Bernard argues that Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, did not pressurise the king to make her his queen.


Meanwhile, on the eve of the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, Tim Blanning asks why its lessons remain important.

Robert Hutchinson tells the story of Colonel Blood – an army officer’s bid to steal the Crown Jewels.


And David Turner explores the turbulent history of public schools, Britain’s most privileged seats of learning.