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All About History

No. 103
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

THE MAYA • The gods, kings, crafts, discoveries and legacy of one of Central America’s most influential civilisations

Key Events

CHICHEN ITZA • Yucatán, Mexico c.5th century – 15th century

MAYA SCRIBE • Mesoamerica c.250-900

WHISTLE FIGURINE • Music was a very important part of Maya culture Mexico, 7th – 8th century

MARVELLOUS MAYA • Ten real-life and mythical figures of this fascinating civilisation

DR MEAGHAN PEURAMAKI-BROWN • Uncovering the achievements and misconceptions of the Maya civilisation

RUINS OF THE MAYA CIVILISATION • Archeologists have discovered amazing temples, palaces and other ancient Maya ruins across Central America

BOUDICA • Discover how her Iceni uprising almost crushed the Roman invasion

Iceni Icon • How Boudica’s legend was built through literature, theatre, music, art and politics

Earth, Fire & Treasure • There is abundant archaeological evidence for Boudica’s Revolt

British Tribes • Boudica’s Iceni were just one of dozens of multicultural tribes that inhabited Britain at the time of the Roman Conquest

WHAT HAPPNED TO YURI GAGARIN? • How the cosmonaut dealt with fame, his role as a propaganda tool and the mystery of his untimely death explained

The R-7 Vostok-K rocket • The missile that blasted humanity into space

Gagarin’s Flight • Breaking down his world changing launch and landing

More Soviet Firsts • It wasn’t even a race in the early years

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI: RENAISSANCE FEMINIST? • The acclaimed Baroque artist defied expectations and forged her own career in a male-dominated world

THE WWII SCHOOL FOR ESCAPE ARTISTS • Historian and author Dr Helen Fry reveals the story of MI9, one of Britain’s most secretive special agencies

THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL • From Marlowe to Milton, we shed light on the Prince of Darkness and the origins of Satan himself…

THE CHANGING FACE OF SATAN • Some of the more popular or unusual portrayals of the Prince of Darkness throughout the centuries

Satanic 70s • During the mid-20th century, Satan sold and Mephistopheles went mainstream

Conqueror of the World • After decades of prejudicial policies and endless conquest, Aurangzeb took the Mughal Empire to great heights, setting up a spectacular fall

Meet the Mughals • Descended from Timur and Genghis Khan, the Mughals created one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful empires

Aurangzeb: Temple destroyer? • Although Aurangzeb’s religious policies were prejudicial, they were tempered by a commitment to the law

BATTLE OF IVRY • NORTHERN FRANCE, 14 MARCH 159

THE ROYALISTS

14 MARCH 1590

THE FIRST CRUSADE HAD BEEN DEFEATED? • How might the history of the Middle Ages have been altered had this massive event gone in a different direction?

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

JOHN HASSALL: THE POSTER KING • We turn back the clock to the golden age of the British seaside resort and peak into the life of one of the period’s key artists

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 • Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher Starring: Sarah Megan Thomas, Radhika Apte, Stana Katic Country: UK, France Released:...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 84 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: No. 103

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: April 21, 2021

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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

THE MAYA • The gods, kings, crafts, discoveries and legacy of one of Central America’s most influential civilisations

Key Events

CHICHEN ITZA • Yucatán, Mexico c.5th century – 15th century

MAYA SCRIBE • Mesoamerica c.250-900

WHISTLE FIGURINE • Music was a very important part of Maya culture Mexico, 7th – 8th century

MARVELLOUS MAYA • Ten real-life and mythical figures of this fascinating civilisation

DR MEAGHAN PEURAMAKI-BROWN • Uncovering the achievements and misconceptions of the Maya civilisation

RUINS OF THE MAYA CIVILISATION • Archeologists have discovered amazing temples, palaces and other ancient Maya ruins across Central America

BOUDICA • Discover how her Iceni uprising almost crushed the Roman invasion

Iceni Icon • How Boudica’s legend was built through literature, theatre, music, art and politics

Earth, Fire & Treasure • There is abundant archaeological evidence for Boudica’s Revolt

British Tribes • Boudica’s Iceni were just one of dozens of multicultural tribes that inhabited Britain at the time of the Roman Conquest

WHAT HAPPNED TO YURI GAGARIN? • How the cosmonaut dealt with fame, his role as a propaganda tool and the mystery of his untimely death explained

The R-7 Vostok-K rocket • The missile that blasted humanity into space

Gagarin’s Flight • Breaking down his world changing launch and landing

More Soviet Firsts • It wasn’t even a race in the early years

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI: RENAISSANCE FEMINIST? • The acclaimed Baroque artist defied expectations and forged her own career in a male-dominated world

THE WWII SCHOOL FOR ESCAPE ARTISTS • Historian and author Dr Helen Fry reveals the story of MI9, one of Britain’s most secretive special agencies

THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL • From Marlowe to Milton, we shed light on the Prince of Darkness and the origins of Satan himself…

THE CHANGING FACE OF SATAN • Some of the more popular or unusual portrayals of the Prince of Darkness throughout the centuries

Satanic 70s • During the mid-20th century, Satan sold and Mephistopheles went mainstream

Conqueror of the World • After decades of prejudicial policies and endless conquest, Aurangzeb took the Mughal Empire to great heights, setting up a spectacular fall

Meet the Mughals • Descended from Timur and Genghis Khan, the Mughals created one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful empires

Aurangzeb: Temple destroyer? • Although Aurangzeb’s religious policies were prejudicial, they were tempered by a commitment to the law

BATTLE OF IVRY • NORTHERN FRANCE, 14 MARCH 159

THE ROYALISTS

14 MARCH 1590

THE FIRST CRUSADE HAD BEEN DEFEATED? • How might the history of the Middle Ages have been altered had this massive event gone in a different direction?

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

JOHN HASSALL: THE POSTER KING • We turn back the clock to the golden age of the British seaside resort and peak into the life of one of the period’s key artists

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 • Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher Starring: Sarah Megan Thomas, Radhika Apte, Stana Katic Country: UK, France Released:...


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