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All About History

No. 102
Magazine

All About History is the stunningly realised new magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About Space. Featuring beautiful illustrations, photos and graphics depicting everything from ancient civilisations to the Cold War, All About History is accessible and entertaining to all and makes history fun for the whole family.

Welcome

ALL ABOUT HISTORY

Defining Moments

Key Events

WAT PHRA KAEW • Bangkok, Thailand 1783-84

KHON DANCER • Thailand c.16th century – present

THE RAM KHAMHAENG INSCRIPTION • One of Thailand’s most important historical documents Sukhothai, c.1292

THAI CULTURAL ICONS • The rich artistic history of Thailand explored through some of its most influential figures

PROFESSOR TAMARA LOOS • Exploring Siamese politics through the extraordinary life of Prince Prisdang Chumsai

SIGHTS AND MUSEUMS • Discover Thailand’s incredible history at these amazing destinations

THE FIRST SULTAN SALADIN • How did he unify the Islamic world to reclaim the Holy Land from the Crusaders?

KEY BATTLES • The conflicts that shaped Saladin’s rise

THE EMPIRE BUILDER • Who was Nūr al-Dīn, the man who set the stage for Saladin?

THE MYTH AND THE MAN • Dr Suleiman Mourad, Professor of Religion at Smith College, offers an alternative view on the legend of Saladin

THE DIVA QUEEN • Famed for her intelligence and wit, Christina, Queen of Sweden was not afraid to defy convention or break the rules

A SCANDALOUS RELATIONSHIP • Was the queen really in love with her lady-in-waiting?

THE QUEEN’S LEGACY • How do fictional portrayals of Christina match up to reality?

LYSENKO STALIN’S SCIENTIST • The Soviet ‘expert’ who ruled the USSR’s agricultural policies and was responsible for the deaths of millions

SOVIET SCIENTISTS • Five of Communist Russia’s more prestigious scientific minds

6 WATERY FOLKLORE WONDERS • From trickster demi-gods to sunken cities, many fantastical and fabulous tales are waiting to be discovered in the seas and rivers of the world

OSWALD MOSLEY AND THE RISE OF BRITISH FASCISM • An opportunist politician, his violent supporters and the people who rose up against them

MOSLEY’S WOMEN • The BUF had a strong female following

AFTER THE WAR • Mosley’s attempts to keep fascism alive failed

DID THE ROMANS WEAR UNDERWEAR? • (AND OTHER IMPORTANT ANCIENT HISTORY QUESTIONS ANSWERED)

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW CHURCHILL? • TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND WIN A COPY OF THIS BRAND NEW CHURCHILL BOOK

WIN! • COPIES OF THE CHURCHILL QUIZ BOOK UP FOR GRABS

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS • FORTS JACKSON AND ST PHILIP, LOUISIANA, 18-24 APRIL 1862

Battle of New Orleans

18-24 APRIL 1862

THE RENAISSANCE NEVER HAPPENED? • Between the 14th and 17th century, a new interest in classicism changed Western art forever

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

NATIONAL TRUST TREASURES • We peek into the vaults of the National Trust and share some of its fascinating items

REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month

HISTORY VS HOLLYWOOD • Fact versus fiction on the silver screen

PRINSESSTÅRTA • AN ICONIC CELEBRATION CAKE, SWEDEN, 1948 - PRESENT


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 84 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: No. 102

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: March 24, 2021

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

Languages

English

All About History is the stunningly realised new magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About Space. Featuring beautiful illustrations, photos and graphics depicting everything from ancient civilisations to the Cold War, All About History is accessible and entertaining to all and makes history fun for the whole family.

Welcome

ALL ABOUT HISTORY

Defining Moments

Key Events

WAT PHRA KAEW • Bangkok, Thailand 1783-84

KHON DANCER • Thailand c.16th century – present

THE RAM KHAMHAENG INSCRIPTION • One of Thailand’s most important historical documents Sukhothai, c.1292

THAI CULTURAL ICONS • The rich artistic history of Thailand explored through some of its most influential figures

PROFESSOR TAMARA LOOS • Exploring Siamese politics through the extraordinary life of Prince Prisdang Chumsai

SIGHTS AND MUSEUMS • Discover Thailand’s incredible history at these amazing destinations

THE FIRST SULTAN SALADIN • How did he unify the Islamic world to reclaim the Holy Land from the Crusaders?

KEY BATTLES • The conflicts that shaped Saladin’s rise

THE EMPIRE BUILDER • Who was Nūr al-Dīn, the man who set the stage for Saladin?

THE MYTH AND THE MAN • Dr Suleiman Mourad, Professor of Religion at Smith College, offers an alternative view on the legend of Saladin

THE DIVA QUEEN • Famed for her intelligence and wit, Christina, Queen of Sweden was not afraid to defy convention or break the rules

A SCANDALOUS RELATIONSHIP • Was the queen really in love with her lady-in-waiting?

THE QUEEN’S LEGACY • How do fictional portrayals of Christina match up to reality?

LYSENKO STALIN’S SCIENTIST • The Soviet ‘expert’ who ruled the USSR’s agricultural policies and was responsible for the deaths of millions

SOVIET SCIENTISTS • Five of Communist Russia’s more prestigious scientific minds

6 WATERY FOLKLORE WONDERS • From trickster demi-gods to sunken cities, many fantastical and fabulous tales are waiting to be discovered in the seas and rivers of the world

OSWALD MOSLEY AND THE RISE OF BRITISH FASCISM • An opportunist politician, his violent supporters and the people who rose up against them

MOSLEY’S WOMEN • The BUF had a strong female following

AFTER THE WAR • Mosley’s attempts to keep fascism alive failed

DID THE ROMANS WEAR UNDERWEAR? • (AND OTHER IMPORTANT ANCIENT HISTORY QUESTIONS ANSWERED)

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW CHURCHILL? • TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND WIN A COPY OF THIS BRAND NEW CHURCHILL BOOK

WIN! • COPIES OF THE CHURCHILL QUIZ BOOK UP FOR GRABS

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS • FORTS JACKSON AND ST PHILIP, LOUISIANA, 18-24 APRIL 1862

Battle of New Orleans

18-24 APRIL 1862

THE RENAISSANCE NEVER HAPPENED? • Between the 14th and 17th century, a new interest in classicism changed Western art forever

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

NATIONAL TRUST TREASURES • We peek into the vaults of the National Trust and share some of its fascinating items

REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month

HISTORY VS HOLLYWOOD • Fact versus fiction on the silver screen

PRINSESSTÅRTA • AN ICONIC CELEBRATION CAKE, SWEDEN, 1948 - PRESENT


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