BBC History Magazine: February 2022

The feature articles in the February issue.

Who is Britain’s  greatest monarch
Twelve historians tell us who they believe to be the most influential king or queen of the past thousand years.

A national institution
In the second part of our series on the BBC’s history, David Hendy traces the corporation’s journey from happy-go-lucky upstart to national institution.

The Nazis’ Soviet nemesis
Richard J Evans chronicles the German invasion of the Soviet Union, a titanic clash that cost Hitler the war.

Resisting the Romans
Miles Russell on the British tribe that decided that the best way to deal with Rome’s legions was to ignore them.

Detecting the dead
Fiona Snailham and Anna Maria Barry explore Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s obsession with the supernatural.

Lore of the land
From King Arthur to Harry Potter, folklore continues to define British idenüty, argues Francis Young.

A unique Caribbean voice
Stephen Bourne introduces Alfred Fagon, a writer who helped transform black British theatre in the 1970s and 80s.

A book review of George V: Never a Dull Moment, by Jane Ridley, echos his nomination as one of the greatest British monachs.

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