BBC History Magazine - Britain's Guide to the Past

BBC History Magazine is the UK's bestselling history magazine. Each month we assemble leading experts to explore a wide range of British and international historical topics – from ancient civilisations to the two world wars.

Our historians tackle the key events and personalities of the past, as well as shining a light on lesser-known areas and explaining how the latest research changes our understanding.

Every issue also contains a comprehensive reviews section, inspiring ideas for heritage visits, breaking history news and the historical background behind current events.

Subscriptions and Single Issues

Subscriptions are available on monthly or annual terms.

Subscriptions include full premium access to the BBC History Magazine channel on Apple News.

Annual subscribers will receive a 14 day FREE trial where you will get instant access to the latest issue.

You won’t be charged at sign up and can cancel at any point during the trial if you aren’t enjoying the magazine.

Subscriptions prices:

• 1 month £2.99 - €3.99 - $3.99
• 1 year £37.99 - €47.99 - $47.99

Single issue prices:

• £3.99 - €4.99 - $4.99

*Please Note: Our digital edition does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies*

• Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period
• You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for that product
• You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. This does not affect your statutory rights
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription

The subscription will include the current issue if you do not already own it and subsequently published future issues. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.

If you would like to get in touch with the team for more information or support please email [email protected] or alternatively you can visit our App support page or get in touch via Twitter @IMAppSupport.

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BBC History Magazine - Britain's Guide to the Past App Description & Overview

The applications BBC History Magazine - Britain's Guide to the Past was published in the category News on 2012-03-16 and was developed by Immediate Media Company Limited. The file size is 47.19 MB. The current version is 3.11.0 and works well on 6.0 and high ios versions.

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Information  Dac1943  5 star

Just chuck full of information


Great  MaxJones123  5 star

I love that I can get this magazine online. Lots of interesting info.


Great Articles  RJMUISE  5 star

Now I know how much I don't know!


Excellent  Revajm  5 star

Almost anything from the BBC will be good and this History Magazine is no exception. Packed with great articles, resources and recommended books which will keep you engrossed.

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Well worth your time and money  Moose row  5 star

BBC History is informative, entertaining and education, History on a wide range of subjects in every issue.


Beautifully crafted e-magazine  mayanscaper  5 star

I am thoroughly enjoying the BBC History Magazine digital edition. It's easy to use and extremely clean. Would highly recommend


Excellent magazine and app  zibby138  5 star

Excellent content. The app is very easy to navigate and looks great. They've used the digital platform to improve the readers' experience. Additional content is available in ways that aren't possible with print magazines. Really nicely done.


Great read, but (iPad-wise) no screen rotation?  Lindsthewinds  4 star

Come on guys… With such an excellent, quick history read, through your well written format, I expect a bit more. The magazine itself is lovely, well written, and maintains up-to-date facts. But where is the screen rotation!?! Sometimes my hands tire, and I would like to flip my iPad to landscape mode. Could you work on that; for the arthritic, easily tired bunch of your reading public? If you manage this, I will upgrade this to five stars!


Best Magazine ever!  stewmagoo19  5 star

Spanning through the pages of my BBC History Magazine is like stepping through time! The information, the interactive stories, the beautiful art work and the historical significance is fantastic! I love this magazine!


Love!  Michhebert  5 star

Great app. Highly recommend for those interested in history. Also check out the BBC Music app


My favorite magazine  helpme22  5 star

Every month I await the nest issue of this magazine. I'm SO glad it's now available in digital, I used to go down to the newsstand to obtain it. Then I even rebought the ones I had in hard copy, so I would have them all on my tablet! A really nice magazine, with tons of interesting articles. The illustrations are great too. My favorite magazine, I wish I lived in the U.K. So I could go to those cool looking day trips/happenings they talk about. Well, maybe one day I can visit:)!


Great Magazine  RMNPLover  5 star

I've enjoyed this magazine for a while. I discovered the app and was happy to see that it a convenient and less expensive way to get the magazine.


Please improve support for voice over  Mr-Adams  1 star

I would love to be able to use your app and buy a subscription. However, all I can hear through voice over is "button". Please. Make your app accessible to the blind.


Love looking at this!  charlieinde  5 star

I really in joy this more and more all the time!

Lucy 7

BBC History Magazine app  Lucy 7  5 star

Terrific app & good companion to the podcast


Love it  ogtcheddyg  5 star

Great topics, research and writing. The app has been totally stable for me


Great Magazine  Faisey  5 star

I am so glad I stumbled across this magazine. Every issue has fascinating articles. Highly recommend.

Sammy Twitchnose

Great magazine!!!  Sammy Twitchnose  5 star

This is how history should be taught!! It comes alive in front of your eyes!!


Top notch  IMd0z3r  5 star

Best history magazine around!


Enjoyably  Xybc2  4 star

I always enjoy the magazine... Interesting. Articles and topics... Provide a diverse view

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