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  • 26 Nov 2020

BBC History Magazine 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:

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  • Delivery to your door wherever you are
  • Suggestions for heritage visits in the UK and abroad
  • A guide to the pick of history programmes on TV
  • A comprehensive book review section

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Prisoners of History by Keith Lowe More Info
Prisoners of History by Keith Lowe

What happens when our values change, but what we have set in stone does not?

Humankind has always had the urge to memorialise, to make physical testaments to the past. There's just one problem: when we carve a statue or put up a monument, it can wind up holding us hostage to bad history.

In this extraordinary history book, Keith Lowe uses monuments from around the world to show how different countries have attempted to sculpt their history in the wake of the Second World War, and what these memorials reveal about their politics and national identity today.

Amongst many questions, the book asks: What does Germany signal to today's far right by choosing not to disclose the exact resting place of Hitler? How can a bronze statue of a young girl in Seoul cause mass controversy? What is Russia trying to prove and hide, still building victory monuments at a prolific rate for a war now seventy years over?

As many around the world are questioning who and what we memorialise, Prisoners of History challenges our idea of national memory, history, and the enormous power of symbols in society today.

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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.

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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BBC History Magazine Gift Subscription

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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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