BBC History Digital Subscription

Get new perspectives on Britain and the world's rich past with Britain's bestselling history magazine

Whether it's exploring the historical background to the world of today, or revisiting the stories of the distant past, a BBC History Magazine subscription brings it all to life in vivid detail. Each month, an unrivalled selection of historians and authors, including Michael Wood, David Olusoga, Mary Beard and Antony Beevor, share their insights into a wide range of topics, exploring everything from ancient civilisations to modern military, social and political history. The magazine is always accurate, authoritative and accessible, and beautifully illustrated throughout with a fascinating range of historical photographs, paintings and artefacts.

Whatever your favourite era, it's well worth subscribing to Britain's favourite history magazine. Benefits include:

  • Great savings on the app store price
  • Available on your device as soon as each issue is published
  • Suggestions for heritage visits in the UK and abroad
  • A guide to the pick of history programmes on TV
  • A comprehensive book review section
  • Discounts to BBC History Magazine live events

Begin your BBC History Magazine subscription today with one of the great offers below.

Whether it's exploring the historical background to the world of today, or revisiting the stories of the distant past, a BBC History Magazine subscription brings it all to life in vivid detail. Each month, an unrivalled selection of historians and authors, including Michael Wood, David Olusoga, Mary Beard and Antony Beevor, share their insights into a wide range of topics, exploring everything from ancient civilisations to modern military, social and political history. The magazine is always accurate, authoritative and accessible, and beautifully illustrated throughout with a fascinating range of historical photographs, paintings and artefacts.

Whatever your favourite era, it's well worth subscribing to Britain's favourite history magazine. Benefits include:

  • Great savings on the app store price
  • Available on your device as soon as each issue is published
  • Suggestions for heritage visits in the UK and abroad
  • A guide to the pick of history programmes on TV
  • A comprehensive book review section
  • Discounts to BBC History Magazine live events

Begin your BBC History Magazine subscription today with one of the great offers below.

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BBC History Magazine is Britain's bestselling history magazine, exploring a broad range of British and global history in an authoritative but accessible fashion.

Each issue you'll find expert takes on everything from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, to the medieval and Tudor periods, the Victorian era, the two world wars and beyond. Drawing on the latest research, we provide fresh perspectives on history's best-known stories and shine a light on some of the more obscure corners of our past.

The magazine's contributors include many of Britain's foremost popular and academic historians such as Antony Beevor, Lucy Worsley, Mary Beard, Max Hastings, Dan Jones and Suzannah Lipscomb. And every edition also contains columns from two of the finest BBC history broadcasters, Michael Wood and David Olusoga.

With an extensive book review section, as well as monthly coverage of history news, TV, film, and events and exhibitions, we'll keep you up to date with the latest happenings in history. Plus, we regularly explore the historical background to current events, such as Brexit, Black Lives Matter and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why subscribe to BBC History digital magazine?

Each month, we assemble leading experts to explore a wide range of British and international historical figures and topics – from World War 2 and Stonehenge facts to Cleopatra and Henry VIII's six wives.

BBC History digital subscription benefits:

  • Make great savings on app store price
  • Download each issue on day of publication directly to your door, wherever you are
  • Guarantee your copy of the magazine and never miss an issue
  • Easily manage your digital magazine subscription online

PLUS with each issue put your knowledge to the test with our history quiz, get inspiring ideas for heritage trips and keep up-to-date with breaking history news.

Subscribe to Britain's best-selling history magazine today!



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