October issue out now


The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Laurence Rees considers the reasons behind the Nazi party’s surge to power in Germany in the 1930s


Elsewhere in the magazine, Geza Vermes explains how the early Christian movement departed from its origins at a key meeting in AD 325

The October issue also features Professor Odd Arne Westad who considers global history’s big debates – from human migration to the rise of the west

Also in this issue, Rebecca Probert reveals that, contrary to popular assumptions, poorer Victorians did not cohabit

Meanwhile, Michael S Goodman tells the story of the country’s first nuclear weapons test, which took place 60 years ago

Our October magazine also includes David Childs who discusses why early English forays into the New World lagged far behind other powers, while Denise Bates reveals how images of topless women working in coal mines shocked the nation in the 1840s

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 October edition is also available on iPad via the Apple newsstand