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
SUBMARINE CSS HUNLEY • Charleston, South Carolina, USA 1863-64
ZOUAVE INFANTRY SOLDIER • United States 1861-63
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MEDAL • Lincoln’s election paved the way for the outbreak of the American Civil War, USA, 1860
ABOLITIONISTS • Ten people who bravely fought for the end of slavery in the United States
WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR • DeAnne Blanton uncovers the forgotten stories of female soldiers who fought on the front lines
CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS • Visit the places where bitter fighting decided the fate of a nation
WRATH OF THE PHARAOHS • How the masters of the Nile built an empire from brutal conquest
KEY BATTLES • Important clashes that defined the Egyptian Empire
STEPPING ON THE ENEMY • What were the ‘nine bows’?
FIGHT LIKE AN EGYPTIAN • The weapons and tactics that powered the empire
THE PHANTOM MAJOR AND THE FOUNDING OF THE SAS • How a young Scottish officer raised a small commando team that grew into a legendary special forces unit
STIRLING AND STIRLING • Bill Stirling was David’s elder brother and a guerrilla leader in his own right
CAPRICORN CAMPAIGNER • David Stirling moved to Africa after the war and founded a social justice movement
BEHIND ENEMY LINES • Crucial to the Allied effort in WWII, various SAS squadrons entered German territory and caused mayhem for the enemy, destroying weapons, supplies and communication and transport lines
Harald Hardrada THE LAST VIKING • The warrior king is infamous for his defeat at the hands of Harold II, but Don Hollway says there’s more to him than just 1066
HISTORY OF SWEARING • From the classics ’f*ck’ and ’sh*t’ to some more obscure gems like 'wagtail' and 'mutton shunter’, people have always loved to curse
RAVENNA THE SECOND ROME • How did this mysterious city in north-east Italy become the jewel of the Western Roman Empire?
RAVENNA TIMELINE • Important moments in the early years of the ancient city
RELICS OF LOST EMPIRES • A number of Ancient Ravenna’s buildings still survive. Here are five that you can visit
‘EVERYBODY HAS AN INTEREST IN HISTORY, WHETHER THEY ADMIT IT OR NOT’ • Historian Helen Carr discusses her passion for history and how podcasts are changing the game today
THE RED PRINCE • Who was John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster?
‘UNDERSTANDING OF THE PAST IS KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWLEDGE IS POWER’ • Carr reveals what studying the past can reveal about our present and, especially in light of COVID-19, why we need a better understanding of the past
BATTLE OF ROCROI • FRANCE, 19 MAY 1643
Battle of Rocroi
19 MAY 1643
CONSTANTINE HAD NOT CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY? • How important was the Roman emperor’s embracing of the new religion to its spread through the empire and beyond?
HOME IS WHERE THE HISTORY IS • Unlocking the fabulous stories hidden in our houses and the objects that fill them, from the 17th century to the present day
REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month
TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 • Does this timely film about government repression tell the whole truth?
MOLASSES APPLE PIE • A CIVIL WAR CLASSIC, UNITED STATES, 19TH CENTURY