BBC History Magazine Subscription

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

From unravelling the historical narratives shaping our present to immersing yourself in the tales of ages past, a subscription to BBC History Magazine breathes vibrant life into history with vivid detail and captivating narratives.

Each month we give you an unrivalled selection of articles and features by the best historians and authors in which they share their insights into a wide range of topics, exploring everything from ancient civilisations to modern military, social and political history. Look out for Michael Wood, Kavita Puri, Robert Bartlett, Tracy Borman, Mary Beard, and many more.

The magazine is always fact-checked, authoritative, and accessible, and beautifully illustrated throughout with a fascinating range of historical photographs, paintings, and artefacts.

Best of all, when you take out a subscription, you'll automatically become a Subscriber Club member. Benefits include:

  • Premium HistoryExtra.com access – including ad-free access to our award-winning podcast and exclusive subscriber app.
  • NEW SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE! The Academy: Every month we'll be launching an expert-led, four-week course on some of history's biggest topics - from the Regency to the Vikings.
  • Every month receive a special curated email of what's coming up in your next issue from the Editor + subscriber treats, including merchandise, signed books, free tickets to IM Live events, discounts and so much more!
  • Exclusive 15% off Chalke History Festival day tickets
  • Free delivery direct to your door – wherever you are in the world!
  • Suggestions for heritage visits in the UK and abroad.
  • Comprehensive reviews of the latest history books, TV shows, documentaries, and podcasts
  • NEW! The Conversation - historical perspective to the latest news, trends, and events from around the world
  • 13 Issues Per Year
  • UK & Worldwide
  • 01 Aug 2024

From unravelling the historical narratives shaping our present to immersing yourself in the tales of ages past, a subscription to BBC History Magazine breathes vibrant life into history with vivid detail and captivating narratives.

Each month we give you an unrivalled selection of articles and features by the best historians and authors in which they share their insights into a wide range of topics, exploring everything from ancient civilisations to modern military, social and political history. Look out for Michael Wood, Kavita Puri, Robert Bartlett, Tracy Borman, Mary Beard, and many more.

The magazine is always fact-checked, authoritative, and accessible, and beautifully illustrated throughout with a fascinating range of historical photographs, paintings, and artefacts.

Best of all, when you take out a subscription, you'll automatically become a Subscriber Club member. Benefits include:

  • Premium HistoryExtra.com access – including ad-free access to our award-winning podcast and exclusive subscriber app.
  • NEW SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE! The Academy: Every month we'll be launching an expert-led, four-week course on some of history's biggest topics - from the Regency to the Vikings.
  • Every month receive a special curated email of what's coming up in your next issue from the Editor + subscriber treats, including merchandise, signed books, free tickets to IM Live events, discounts and so much more!
  • Exclusive 15% off Chalke History Festival day tickets
  • Free delivery direct to your door – wherever you are in the world!
  • Suggestions for heritage visits in the UK and abroad.
  • Comprehensive reviews of the latest history books, TV shows, documentaries, and podcasts
  • NEW! The Conversation - historical perspective to the latest news, trends, and events from around the world

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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.

PLUS as a subscriber you'll get FREE unlimited access to HistoryExtra.com and the ad-free HistoryExtra app. Discover thousands of features written by expert historians and access video lectures, podcast episodes, topical bookazines and much more.

A subscription also makes a great gift idea for anyone interested in Britain's rich history. Click Give a Gift to find out more.

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A. If the subscription offer you select includes an Added Extra we will send it to the address of the person paying for the subscription. Our Added Extras are sent separately from the magazine and will arrive within 28 working days of your payment being processed. Added Extra items are currently only available for delivery within the UK.

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BBC History Magazine Gift Subscription

It's the history gift that keeps on giving.

Your gift subscription of BBC History Magazine will be delivered direct to the receiver's door, so you know they will continue enjoying your gift with no fuss.

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