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All About History

No. 109
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

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

PARLIAMENTARIANS

3 SEP 1651

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?

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

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


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 84 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: No. 109

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: October 6, 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

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

PARLIAMENTARIANS

3 SEP 1651

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?

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

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


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