The December 2011 issue of Military History Monthly, the British Military History magazine, is on sale today.
Bosworth – What really happened?
Battlefield archaeology has transformed our understanding of how King Richard III lost his throne. Military History Monthly assesses the evidence and attempts to reconstruct what actually happened. We discover a bizarre clash between cannon and heavily armoured knights – a battle symbolic of the transition from the medieval to the modern world.
History of the British Army – Quebec, 1759
In this instalment of our series on the British Army, we examine James Wolfe’s victory at Quebec, the victory of an army forced to adapt fast to the demands of colonial warfare in the wilderness.
The Defence of Malta – Park’s other triumph
Air Vice-Marshal Keith Park was the strategist behind the Battle of Britain. Military historian Dave Sloggett tells the story of the tactical master-mind’s central role in the aerial defence of an island under siege.
All Hell Let Loose – Max Hastings on WWII
Military History Monthly talks to Max Hastings about the thinking behind his new book and his personal engagement with the subject of the Second World War.
Prince Albert – Reforming the Victorian Army
Jules Stewart, author of a new biography of Prince Albert, argues that his role was crucial in creating a national force fit for purpose.
Also in this issue: Museums, Book Reviews and Battlefield guides.
From the editor
Military History Monthly is the new monthly magazine dedicated to answering the big questions of military history. The aim is not only to bring you action-packed narrative, but to provide all the technical detail, in-depth analysis, and cutting-edge controversy you need to understand not just what happened, but also why. Military History Monthly aims to bridge the gap between the general reader and the world of professional soldiers and military historians.
Fascinating in itself, conflict has shaped the whole of history, and continues to remake the world today. This is the magazine for everyone who wants to understand war, past and present, in all its dimensions.