Dominic Sandbrook

Dominic Sandbrook is a freelance writer on history and current affairs. His most recent book is State of Emergency: The Way We Were: Britain, 1970-1974 (Allen Lane). He is the regular columnist for BBC History Magazine.

02/10/2017

Dominic Sandbrook highlights events that took place in October in history...

This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

11/09/2017

Dominic Sandbrook highlights events that took place in September in history...

This article was first published in the September 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

Thatcher enters Downing Street, 4 May 1979. © Getty
05/06/2017

With Britain about to go to the polls, Dominic Sandbrook reveals how 25 general elections from our recent history were won and lost...

This article was first published in the May 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

01/06/2017

From the death of Alexander the Great to Hitler's arrival in Paris, Dominic Sandbrook highlights notable events from history that took place in June...

This article was first published in the June 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

16/05/2017

Dominic Sandbrook picks out 10 milestones in science fiction history that show how tales of alien imposters, urban dystopias and implacable clones were born out of more earthly concerns...

This article was first published in the December 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

01/05/2017

Dominic Sandbrook highlights noteworthy events that took place in May in history...

This article was first published in the May 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

01/03/2017

From the Great Escape to the opening of the Eiffel Tower, Dominic Sandbrook highlights 8 notable events that took place in March in history...

These anniversaries were first published in the March 2015 and March 2014 issues of BBC History Magazine

Elton John sings Candle in the Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral, September 1997.
28/10/2016

For all the talk of its diminished status over the past decades, there is one field in which Britain has remained an undisputed world leader: popular entertainment. Dominic Sandbrook selects 10 of his favourite cultural success stories...

This article was first published in the July 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

01/08/2016

Dominic Sandbrook highlights events that took place in August in history...

This article was first published in the August 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

14/09/2015

The Second World War still stands out in the popular imagination as that rare thing: a uniquely ‘good’ war, a triumph of light over darkness, right over wrong, a war we can all commemorate without shame. From Antony Beevor’s bestselling D-Day to the vastly successful Call of Duty video-game series, our fascination with the struggle against fascism seems utterly inexhaustible.

This article was first published in August 2009

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