November issue out now


The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Christopher Clark explains how the assassination of Franz Ferdinand sent shock waves across Europe


Elsewhere in the magazine, John Sugden questions why Britain’s foremost naval hero, Horatio Nelson, struggled to find contentment

The November issue also features Mark White, who, on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, explores the role of the Kennedys in the events that ensued

Also in this issue, Lloyd Bowen brings to light the story of Wales during the 17th-century civil wars

Meanwhile, Niall Barr explains why he believes the 1942 victory at El Alamein was the British empire’s last hurrah

Our November magazine also includes Mark Mazower, who argues the importance of small states in world history, while Martin Carver reveals the secrets of an ancient Anglo-Saxon burial, and Allan Chapman looks at nine places linked to the history of British astronomy

You can buy the magazine in all good newsagents. If you’ve read it and would like to comment on the articles, you can join the discussion on our forum or get in touch with us by post, telephone or email.

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


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