The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Cameron Balbirnie considers the origins of the Vikings and reveals the extent of their travels.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Gavin Mortimer profiles 10 notable characters who in their earlier lives had been Olympic competitors.
The September issue also features George Hull who explains how political ideologies influenced German nudism in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Also in this issue, Sarah Gristwood introduces seven women who played a crucial role in the 15th-century civil wars.
Meanwhile, Jerry Brotton examines the legacy of Ptolemy, an ancient geographer who influenced Columbus.
Our September magazine also includes Tim Benbow who tells the story of a bold British invasion of Madagascar that anticipated the Normandy landings.
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