November issue out now


The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, Mark Ormrod explains the central roles played by King Edward III’s wife and children in his dreams of empire, as well as in his private life.


Elsewhere in the magazine, Tim Reinke-Williams takes a look at the 17th-century fashion faux pas that sometimes ended with women being driven out of town.

The November issue also features Derek Wilson, who presents an A to Z of the Plantagenets – the royal dynasty that was crucial in developing England’s national identity.

Also in this issue, David M Wilson introduces highlights from a recently discovered collection of photographs taken by Captain Scott during his final expedition to the south pole in 1911.

Meanwhile, Max Hastings takes a closer look at aspects of the Second World War on which he feels new things still need to be said.

November’s magazine also includes Saul David, who explains how conkers may have helped win the First World War and Ted Vallance looks at the history of petitioning in Britain.

Elsewhere, Pat Southern talks to BBC History Magazine‘s Charlotte Hodgman about the birth of Roman Britain and visits seven associated places, while deputy prime minister Nick Clegg explains why Clarence Willcock is his history hero.



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