BBC History Magazine

BBC History Magazine

By Immediate Media Company Limited

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-03-16
  • Current Version: 5.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 39.63 MB
  • Developer: Immediate Media Company Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.62005
From 329 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. Our App makes it easy to read and enjoy each issue with helpful features like text adjust, allowing you to amend the font size for clear reading on any device size. You can also bookmark your favourite features to revisit, and browse our archive of content with the handy search tool. 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 download magazine,

    By Buggy's Nana
    Since November of 2019, it is impossible to download the magazines I have paid for! I have deleted and reloaded the app so many times that I have lost count, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS APP?
  • Doesn’t recognize my subscription

    By margew
    I love the magazine and the app works fine for the most part. However, I have automatic renewal and it will not download the issues for 2020. It wants me to buy them, but when I click that, I get the message that I’m not up for renewal until Sept 2020. I’ve clicked “restore purchases” on both my iPhone and iPad and it’s still not recognizing my subscription purchased through the app. It downloaded the new Collector's Edition of Elizabethan Era, but not the regular editions of the history magazine. Please give me the magazines I’m paying for. I gave you a lot of money for all the back issues too. Actually, my iPad issues ended with July 2019, so you owe me more back issues for that
  • Crap app.

    By Waste my time why don't you
    Bought the analog and digital subscription. Cannot log in to my account on my phone or iPad. Get error message saying “login unsuccessful.” Wrote twice to customer “service” requesting assistance. No reply. Sure hope the paper copy arrives and that there is actual printing on the page.
  • I love history

    By Betssteu
    This magazine is a wonder source of information about England and its history.
  • Great History Magazine

    By Chess-for-ever
    I love history; this is an amazing magazine to read. I read about the past in pieces, later I connect the dots. 👨‍⚕️
  • Great app — when it works.

    By RMNPLover
    Unfortunately there are lots of glitches in the app. Periodically, it simply shuts down when I try to read one of my issues. I’ve had to delete the app and reinstall numerous times which means I have to download issues again and again. I’d give it five stars if it wasn’t for that.

    By Jewels1637
    I always try to give an app 5 stars. But I have purchased my 2 year of this magazine and I CANNOT open any of the magazines from the past months. It will only let me open the month that we are in. It is very frustrating.. I need HELP!! K. W. Dania Beach, Florida USA
  • Beautiful Magazine

    By Edna Millay
    Update, Sept. 2019. The app crashes when I try to load new issues. Haven't got useful help yet from the support team. Hope this isn't the end of a beautiful thing. 😕 If you already love history, this magazine is a fun way to take a break from your 500 page tome and read short, beautifully illustrated articles on a variety of topics. If you're just getting into history, it's a good way to sample a variety of topics. That said, the mag is almost completely Anglo-centric and caters to already well-developed English audiences enamored of the Tudors, the middle-ages, World War II, Vikings and Celts, and these basic areas get covered over and over again, albeit from many angles. Nonetheless, I really enjoy it. Another mag, World Histories, may be more palatable to those wanting a less England- focused dose of history.
  • 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