BBC History Magazine

BBC History Magazine

By Immediate Media Company Limited

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-03-16
  • Current Version: 5.4.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 37.09 MB
  • Developer: Immediate Media Company Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 698 Ratings


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, American 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. Customers can buy single issues and subscriptions using In App Purchase Subscriptions are available on monthly or annual terms. • 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 app may offer a free trial. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Cancellations must occur 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Visit for more information. 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 or alternatively you can visit our App support page Immediate Media Company Privacy Policy and Terms of Use: * please note: this digital edition does not include the covermount gifts or supplements you would find with printed copies*



  • Great for History Buffs!

    By Henleywizard
    I absolutely love history. BBC has a little bit of everything, so I can learn about things I don't know anything about, and get new information on topics I've researched throughly. The quality is amazing, too. The only problem is that issues cost money, but I realize that money has to be made. It's also expensive- at least for me, a 13 year old who has no source of income whatsoever. Thank you for reading this, and have a great day (or night)!
  • No iphone x support

    By Pietpip
    I would have thought i could use my whole screen to read this, until then i wont subscribe.
  • Great app

    By Dac1943
    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.
  • App keeps crashing

    By Mg122191
    Can’t open anything it keeps crashing
  • Great reading experience

    By 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.
  • A keeper, but could be better

    By Grzy62
    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 service, app needs updates

    By Ol_Patchy
    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.
  • Loving history

    By FriendlyAngel4
    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!!!!!!
  • Beautifully written and so much fun!

    By Nichiren318
    I share this with my retired historian Mom.. the articles are well researched and very well written. Best of the history magazines out there.
  • Love this App

    By Yodaman70
    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.