• 6 Issues Per Year
  • UK & Worldwide
  • 10 Sep 2020

BBC World Histories Magazine Subscription

Exploring the history behind the headlines with every issue

Today's big global news stories often come with a fascinating and complex backstory. A BBC World Histories Magazine subscription gives you a fresh perspective on how the past has influenced today's events, exploring the context that has forged today's global political and economic landscape. BBC World Histories is essential reading for the internationally curious reader. Subscription benefits include:

  • Make great savings on the individual shop price
  • Delivery to your door wherever you are
  • Guarantee your copy and never miss an issue
  • Expert opinions on the historical issues behind today's news
  • Packed with archive photography, art and illustrations
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Every issue of BBC World Histories is packed with fascinating features on a diverse array of countries and time-periods, whilst our experts guide our readers on a historical tour through cultures, continents and civilisations.

The Big Question highlights expert views on the key questions from world history, The Briefing provides fresh analysis of the stories behind today's news, Perspectives weighs up conflicting viewpoints in history, and in our Journey section, we follow in the footsteps of extraordinary historical journeys.

Plus, renowned historians such as Peter Frankopan, Anne Applebaum and Bettany Hughes provide their viewpoints on key aspects of history, creating fascinating thought-provoking articles.

From the seemingly inexorable rise of China to the ways in which the Second World War continues to shape 21st-century politics, a BBC World Histories subscription really will challenge and inform your view of history

A subscription also makes the perfect gift for anyone interested in global history. Click Give a Gift to find out more.

Q. When will my subscription start?
A. You can choose the first issue of your subscription during our checkout. If you are buying as a gift you can make sure their first magazine does not arrive before a certain date. If you do not select a future date your first magazine will be the next issue available. We are unable to start a subscription for a previous issue or the latest copy on sale in shops. When you subscribe through buysubscriptions.com you will receive an order confirmation email stating the date of your first issue.

Q. I selected an offer with an Added Extra. When will this arrive?
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.

Q. How can I keep track of my subscription or change my delivery address?
A. By creating an account on buysubscriptions.com you are able to see when your next issue is due, how many issues you have remaining on your current payment, change your delivery address, and renew your subscription.

BBC World Histories Magazine Gift Subscription

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Your gift subscription of BBC World Histories 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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