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BBC History Magazine

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.
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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.
Annual subscribers will receive a 30 day FREE trial where you will get instant access to the latest issue and the next issue published all for FREE.

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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Excellent Magazine

Easy to read, informative, well written and researched.

Love this App

Great reading app. Just a few tweaks to get a 5 star needed. Should be able to read in Landscape Mode and read as just text. App opens quickly. Easy to find the issues you own or to see list of regular or special editions. Images are HD quality on my iPad Pro even when blown up to maximum size. And magazines are wonderfully written and displayed.

Beautifully written and so much fun!

I share this with my retired historian Mom.. the articles are well researched and very well written. Best of the history magazines out there.

Loving history

Love this magazine.. If you love history.. this magazine is for you App has quit working Cannot get to the magazine Fix this please PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM!!! AM FED UP Please FIX.. PLEASE FIX PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM!!!!!!

Great service, app needs updates

Needs to be updated for newer iPhones/landscape mode etc... only reason for 3 star reviews. Love the service, used to receive the paper copies and was excited when I could get it on my iPad mini. App is a little wonky on my iPhone XS Max.

A keeper, but could be better

I got the trial subscription and will keep it, at least for a year. The content is interesting and well laid out, but I expected better. On the technical side, I really wish you included landscape mode as it’s really awkward holding an iPad in portrait mode. While I found the articles in the one issue I’ve read interesting, they’re pretty shallow. I read all of them in a little over an hour. I wish you included at least one article that was more like a meal than an appetizer.

Great reading experience
Ali l d

The print quality and the contents are excellent which is why I bought the app subscription and it did not let me down. The articles have accompanying podcast which is great and I wish they could install this podcast for all articles not just a few in each issue. Also the special issues are great but not as interactive as the regular issues. When you want to download multiple issues simultaneously the queued issues may not sometimes download automatically but this won’t bother you. Overall excellent magazine with good app.

App keeps crashing

Can’t open anything it keeps crashing

Great app

I have to read every issue front to back, well not everything but I just enjoy this magazine and bonus issues, the app will sometimes make it hard to get the older issues but over all it very. Also I bought the special sale for the whole of back issues and the years in one package. If they offer that again it a no brainer buy it.

No iphone x support

I would have thought i could use my whole screen to read this, until then i wont subscribe.

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