Military History Matters – The History of Conflict: On Land, at Sea, and in the Air

Conflict is exciting, compelling, tragic … and war determines history. Think Hastings, Bosworth, D-Day. Every conflict produces its own tales of derring-do and its own heroes who are remembered in their own country and beyond: Henry V, Nelson, Montgomery …

Military History Matters is the magazine that brings the battles to life with action-packed narrative and authoritative detail. We tell the real stories of the heroes, both celebrated and forgotten, and battles and feats of daring on land, at sea, and in the air.

But Military History Matters is not just about telling the stories; we lift the fog of war, and cut through the victors’ propaganda, to truly analyse what really happened, why decisions were made, and, importantly, who really won. We look at the new research, and the new theories, to bring unparalleled analysis and expert opinion of our military history, and show just how relevant it is to our military today.

The main focus of Military History Matters is on Britain’s own military history, and 20th century conflicts, but we also report on both the battles that affected the lives of earlier generations too – and the conflicts that Britain is involved in today.

Enjoy Military History Matters every month – the new magazine for everyone fascinated by the history of conflict.


Who are we?

Military History Matters was launched in September 2010, and changed its name from Military History Monthly in January 2019.


Neil Faulkner, Editor

Neil is an archaeologist and historian who works as a lecturer, writer, editor, and occasional broadcaster. He is co-director of the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project in Norfolk and of the Great Arab Revolt Project in Jordan.

Educated at King’s College, Cambridge, and the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, he is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. The author of countless magazine articles and numerous academic papers, his books include: Apocalypse: the great Jewish revolt against Rome, AD 66-73Rome: empire of the eagles; and A Visitor’s Guide to the Ancient Olympics. His latest book, Lawrence of Arabia’s War, will be published by Yale University Press in spring 2015.

As well as being the Editor of Military History Matters, he has a long association with both Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology.

Seema Syeda, Assistant Editor

Seema read History at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she developed a keen interest in Middle Eastern and imperial history. She continued her studies at Cambridge with an MPhil in World History, writing a thesis on liberalism in 19th century Japan and the Ottoman Empire. After a couple of stints working as a political researcher,  she joined MHM as Assistant Editor.


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