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Military History Matters: the history of war, written by experts

Four issues of Military History Matters

Transport yourself to the thick of battle with the compelling narrative and authoritative detail in Military History Matters – from the 20th-century to the ancient world.

Was Jutland the battle that won the First World War? What really happened at Waterloo? Should the Anglo-Saxons have triumphed at the Battle of Hastings? What went on inside Hitler’s ‘Wolf’s Lair’? In each issue you can expect more than just reported stories: our extended features tell you what really happened, why decisions were made, and, importantly, who really won.

You’ll find unparalleled coverage in every magazine, with the latest research and detailed analysis from world-renowned historians. Examine the strategy and tactics used in battle and read eye-witness accounts, all put into context with detailed battle-maps and comprehensive timelines.

And that’s not all – in addition to the main features, you’ll find sections dealing with the culture behind the conflict, as well as book reviews, events, news, battlefield guides, and more – all accompanied by striking graphics and illustrations.

Who are we?

Military History Matters was launched in September 2010, and changed its name from Military History Monthly in January 2019. Six issues are produced each year, and they are published every other month.


Laurence Earle, Editor

Laurence has held a series of senior roles on some of the UK’s most prestigious newspapers and magazines. He spent more than 20 years as Executive Editor and an award-winning Magazine and Features Editor for The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers.

He was also launch COO of HistoryHit TV, the unique digital subscription video-on-demand service, fronted by the historian Dan Snow and described by The Times as the ‘Netflix for history’.

Most recently he was Executive Editor of The Week – one of the most popular and respected weekly news magazines.

Calum Henderson, Assistant Editor

Calum read History at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, where he developed interests in revolutionary and modern political history. He continued his studies at the University of Glasgow with an MA in Modern History, writing a thesis on 21st century American interventions in the Middle East. After some work as an online journalist, Calum joined MHM as Assistant Editor.


Mike Traylen, Commercial Manager

To advertise in Military History Matters contact Mike Traylen on 020 8819 5360, or email [email protected]