BBC History Magazine

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Enjoy BBC History Magazine, the UK's best-selling history magazine, on your iPhone and iPad. Dive into the latest issue, download the entire back issue collection and save more with a subscription.

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.

Subscriptions prices:

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

Single issue prices:

• £4.99 - €5.99 - $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 App Description & Overview

The applications BBC History Magazine was published in the category News on 2012-03-16 and was developed by Immediate Media Company Limited. The file size is 35.22 MB. The current version is 3.15.0 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

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BBC History Magazine Reviews


Slow  Sealive  1 star

I like the magazine. I don't like slow load of the magazines. There is no problem once the magazine is loaded. Scrolling through the magazines is so slow and sometimes does not work at all. There is no way to contact support


Interesting subjects  TTPwr  4 star

Could use a little less Tudors and more deep history. Oh yes, and please let us read in landscape mode.


Love it!  Pgzy  5 star

I love the app, easy to use,very interesting content.


Great articles and interviews every month  bchopper  5 star

I love the BBC History magazine every month. They cover many topics and provide a level of coverage that seems perfect. Thank you for developing a love and interest in history that I didn't realize I had.

Flagstaff 51

Excellent  Flagstaff 51  5 star

An informative, objective and entertaining magazine. I look forward to each issue.


Great articles  storrilhon  5 star

Love the approach to historical events as well as biographies.


Great Magazine  NRenee  5 star

Great magazine! Love the section on reviews for historical fiction and nonfiction!


For Those Who Love History  Rosevitha  5 star

Spend some time in the past. This magazine is well researched and written.

Gentle Waters

Splendid Reading!  Gentle Waters  5 star

If you are interested in history, this is for you. Very fine writing!


Bbc history magazine  shrbrd  5 star

Great read!


Unreliable  Martyn16  3 star

It's simple. App crashes, I unsubscribe.


Terrific Resource  mikeyginoz  5 star

Informative, insightful and thought-provoking. A great help in clarifying and extending my historical knowledge and understanding which benefits my teaching History to secondary school students.


BBC History  Zaarenaaba  5 star

Mine of information.


Pathetic  Verticularta  1 star

When trying to complete collection, as per offer, simply churns away without any sign of a connection to allow download and pay. Poor effort.

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The BEST HISTORY MAGAZINE  Drip drip drip drop  5 star

On the market! I have been a subscriber to this magazine for a long time- the content is consistently fabulous- the way it's presented is excellent and the digital format is fantastic and easy to use. Other history magazines are okay- but the BBC magazine will always be my favourite.


Great magazine  mickytays  5 star

Come to magazine after years of listening to podcast. Same great quality and consistently strong content.


Great App  RolloLaRue  5 star

Find it easy to navigate and contents page is especially helpful


Trying  ShazD01  4 star

Annoying that it won't let me read it on my iPad yet.


Great app  Bob102626  3 star

Fantastic site and content. My only gripe is the clunky App - for e.g., not being able to view content in landscape format. On the iPad one gets an irritating message to rotate your iPad to portrait orientation. Just a small thing - but you asked.


Great when it works...  2kara  5 star

I love this app...when it works!!!


Phil Gabe Gabe55Gabe 3 star

@Longshanks1307: No.


Period Drama Land carolinesharma3 3 star

The real history behind ‘The White Princess’ - BBC History Magazine


April Munday AprilMunday 3 star

@Longshanks1307: No.


A good magazine to increase ones basic knowledge of U.K. history  Dlama1950  5 star

I find this magazine to be an affordable and factually based way of gaining an increased knowledge of British History. It's written at an "Everyman" level that should be understood by most readers.


Love this magazine  Amy1776  5 star

Don't get me wrong; it's not "deep" - you won't feel like you practically earned a PhD by reading it. But it is fun and interesting and wonderful for relaxing reading. I've been reading British history as a hobby for about a quarter century now, too, yet, in this one, I'm constantly reading interesting tidbits about people and events I never knew before. Here's hoping other magazines adopt this one's idea of clicking on articles you like to get additional information. Love that!


Wonderful, and beautifully made!!  TravPerk  5 star

I subscribed to this magazine through the Apple News app, then downloaded the actual BBC History app from the store. I absolutely love this magazine and the app!! It is proof that digital magazines can be just as gorgeous as the actual physical ones. I'm so glad to have subscribed to this magazine. I have not had any crashes, the app has worked perfectly for me. I recommend this magazine app 100% to any history buff!!


Good app  Fnord36  5 star

I like history, and this is a good app for the magazine

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Beautiful and Informative  Gratia Countryman  4 star

Every month, I look forward to each issue and am never disappointed. This is the closest thing to having a time machine at your disposal!


Not accessible  A11yTechie  4 star

I love the content of this magazine and found it from the podcast, which I listen to regularly when I run. I look forward to running now and the magazine is a great supplement. The photos and images are worth it. However, I wish it had more accessibility features. At the very least, it should allow for larger font sizes for the many people with less than 20/20 vision, myself included. To be really accessible, it should work with screen readers for the blind. I tried running it on my iPad with VoiceOver turned on and it doesn't speak at all.


Enjoyable  Rnin85  5 star

I have always loved History, especially British History. Thanks s is right up my alley.


History well done!  sstewart116  5 star

I enjoy the BBC History Magazine app as a history buff. It covers all aspects of the historical periods that I look forward to reading. Give it a try.

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Great magazine  Merge like  5 star

Love this magazine!!! The app is easy to use and I look forward to each new magazine. Definitely worth it.


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:)!

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