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THE RAM KHAMHAENG INSCRIPTION • One of Thailand’s most important historical documents Sukhothai, c.1292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