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.

The magazine's main focus is British military history, but it also covers big stories from other eras and parts of the world. Military History Matters is distributed throughout the UK via WHSmith, selected independent newsagents, supermarkets, and via subscription.

The Military History team

Laurence Earle 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 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.