BBC History Magazine

BBC History Magazine

By Immediate Media Company Limited

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-03-16
  • Current Version: 5.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 38.39 MB
  • Developer: Immediate Media Company Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 720 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*



  • Impossible to unsubscribe

    By Illyria Lady
    I noticed that each month I was being charged twice so I decided to unsubscribe. There is no easy way to unsubscribe. I used the proper method of unsubscribing on the Buysubscriptions website but there was no action and I received no response. The following month I was charged twice again. I will continue to try to unsubscribe.
  • Iffy app

    By father pete
    Don’t know what has happened to this app, but now on my iPad and iPad mini, I can download a mag to my tablet, but when I go to look at it later I just have blank pages or the app crashes. When I do get to read an issue they have changed the layout to a scroll version of the article rather than a straight copy of the mag page - which I preferred. I’ve canceled my sub
  • App crashes

    By Frustrated history buff
    Frustrated with constant crashing of app when attempting to open a bookmarked page. Love the magazine, hate the app- so buggy. Yes, due diligence done- updates installed, newest iOS, blah blah blah tired of the developers checklist as to why it must be my fault and not your buggy app.
  • Magazine not so much n

    By Colorado Dave
    I think this magazine is so extremely well done. The content well written and researched and laid out as to draw the reader in. However, the app is very buggy. I’m running the app on a brand new iPad Pro 12.9” on the current OS and the app constantly crashes while trying to have an article read via the app. Certain issues will just not download, even if doing an inner app purchase restore or iPad restart. So I’m playing roulette if I purchase an issue wondering if I’ll be able to download and read. I tried to contact The developer direct via the link on the App Store to alert them to these issues but I constantly receive an error message and can’t proceed. Great magazine frustrating app.
  • 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.