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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.

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What's New

Version 3.16.5

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

Content good — poor app


The app has a number of very annoying behaviours, which together make it tedious to use.
1)For a start, half of the “Issues” page, which displays the editions of the magazine available to download and/or read, is taken up with very annoying scrolling banner adverts. The ads aren’t even targeted—they keep urging me to take out a subscription, even though I’ve already done so.
2) It insists in operating in Portrait mode, even when I’m using my iPad in landscape.
3) Not all of the content that is available in the print issue or via Zinio is available via this app. In particular, the crossword is missing. I enjoy the crossword. It doesn’t have to be on-screen interactive: with Zinio, or any other app that allows me to take a screenshot of a page, then print it out, I can do the crossword with pen and paper. But this app denies me that option.
4) I value my privacy. Even though, within the app, I turned off Tracking, I later discovered more tracking switches hiding in the app settings under the iPad’s main settings—and these were still turned on.

This app needs an urgent upgrade


I would give this five stars for content but the app itself is not designed for all Apple devices. On bigger iPhones the lack of resolution leaves half the screen blank and makes the pinch and zoom function useless. Overall it makes the fine content unreadable on my iPhone X. This app is in urgent need of an upgrade.

Terrific Resource


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.


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Immediate Media Company Limited
39.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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