March 2014

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In the March issue of BBC History Magazine, Gareth Williams reveals the secrets behind the Norsemen’s maritime successes

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Meanwhile, Edward Stourton explains how Mao Zedong exploited a foundation myth of China’s communists

Elsewhere in the issue, Lauren Mackay describes the insights into Henry VIII’s six wives provided by an observer of the king’s court

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The magazine also features Juliet Gardiner on the lengths to which people in Britain went to survive German bombs during the Second World War