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
LOCKHEED U-2 • United States 1 August 1955 – Present
VIET CONG SOLDIER • Vietnam 1960-75
FIALKA MACHINE • The Cold War’s most sophisticated cipher device Poland, 1972
COLD WAR DEFECTORS • From spies to sports stars, these men and women switched sides as the Western allies and Soviet Bloc fought a battle of wills
THE GLOBAL COLD WAR • Professor Odd Arne Westad explains how the Cold War stretched into every corner of the world
RELICS OF THE COLD WAR • Explore the remains of communism at these fascinating locations
HERETIC HUNTERS • Discover the torture tactics and grisly executions that terrorised a nation
MASTER OR MONSTER? • The name Torquemada has become synonymous with the worst excesses of the Inquisition
TORTURE FOR THE TRUTH • Torture was one of the means by which the Inquisition brought heretics to confess their sins
THE BLACK LEGEND • The propaganda use of the Spanish Inquisition by Protestants
RASTA ROOTS • Celebrated author and journalist Lloyd Bradley reveals the origins of reggae music and the making of its biggest stars
MOVIE MATTERS • Why The Harder They Come changed everything
STARS OF THE SOUND SYSTEM • Some of the most important reggae artists (and what to listen to)
Forgotten Women of the Ancient World • How and why were these legendary women pushed into the margins of history?
Olympias: Myth and melodrama • Has the mother of Alexander been misunderstood?
Women who ruled • Even more important ancient women who are too frequently forgotten
THE LEGENDARY RED TAILS • The Tuskegee Airmen overcame enemies at home and abroad to become America’s only all-Black Fighter Group during World War II
BEING BLACK IN BRITAIN • The British took a very different approach to Black and ethnic minority personnel
THE TUSKEGEE BOMBER BOYS • Less famous than the legendary Red Tails, there was also a Black Bomb Group
HISTORY OF VAMPIRES • Bram Stoker created a cultural icon in 1897, but there’s a veritable crypt of gruesome bloodsuckers stretching back even further
VAMPIRE HUNTING KITS • These strange collectors’ curios are said to be from the 19th century and fetch thousands at auction
GLOBAL GHOULS • Vampiric creatures exist the world over – here are some of the more intriguing and unusual examples
BEWARE THE MINO • Who were the ‘Dahomey Amazon’ warriors who struck fear into the hearts of men?
BATTLE OF WORCESTER • ENGLAND, 3 SEPTEMBER 1651
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LORD HALIFAX BECAME PRIME MINISTER? • Often named as one of the ‘architects of appeasement’, what could his premiership have meant for Britain’s role in World War II?
A BRUSH WITH HISTORY • Exploring the rich collection of paintings and artworks held by the National Trust
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
ACKEE AND SALTFISH • JAMAICA’S NATIONAL DISH, JAMAICA, C.18TH CENTURY – PRESENT