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.
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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.
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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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