November Issue out now

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The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Desmond Seward looks at the covert plots and conspiracies that threatened to bring down Henry VIII and his father.

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Elsewhere in the magazine Richard Carwardine explores how Abraham Lincoln secured his momentous victory and set the US on the path to civil war. Richard takes a closer look at the topic in this month’s podcast.

November’s magazine also features Richard Miles, presenter of the BBC’s Ancient World series, who discovers why people left small settlements for vast metropolises.

Also in this issue, Chris and Karen Allen investigate how a mischievous Yorkshire custom become part of America’s holiday horror. You can also hear Karen on this month’s podcast.

Other topics this month include Juliet Gardiner’s history of the high street. Juliet has also been working on a new BBC series, Turn Back Time, which airs this month on BBC One.

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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.