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All About History

No. 110
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

ALL ABOUT CLOCKS • Wind back the years as we reveal the origins of timekeeping and how its methods and technology have evolved

Key Events

ELIZABETH TOWER • London, UK 1859 – Present

CLOCKMAKER • Europe 14th century – present

MELANCHTHON’S WATCH • A forerunner to the modern pocket watch Nuremberg, 1530

HOROLOGISTS • Meet ten pioneers of timekeeping, from the inventor of the first mechanical clock to the creator of the wristwatch

LOST HISTORY OF WOMEN AND CLOCKS • The manager of the Museum of Timekeeping, Alex Bond, reveals the roles women played in the horological industry

FAMOUS CLOCKS • Visit some of the world’s most spectacular timepieces

RISE OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR • How the mysterious order forged power and prestige to conquer the Holy Land

Defining moments of the knights Templar • Important dates in the founding of this powerful order

Influential Grand masters • The men who shaped the Order and the Middle Ages

Rival schools • Dr Rory McLellan reveals the differences between the Templars and the Hospitallers

FIRST ROMAN EMPRESS • How one woman shaped a blueprint and legacy that would last for millennia

LIVIA’S ELIXIR OF LIFE • Keep calm and drink Prosecco

JULIO-CLAUDIAN FAMILY TREE • The long legacy of Livia

FIENNES ON SHACKLETON • Speaking as part of the publication of his new biography, Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE discusses the achievements of the great polar explorer

ENDURANCE’S ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHY

“AN AMAZING NAVIGATOR” • Endurance’s Captain Frank Worsley saved his crew by sailing to South Georgia in a lifeboat

THE HISTORY OF YŌKAI • We explore Japanese folklore’s menagerie of strange and terrifying creatures known as Yōkai

Rokurokubi

Oni

Kasa-Obake

YŌKAI ON THE SCREEN • These colourful creatures remain a favourite in Japanese cinema and during the 1960’s starred in a trilogy of popular films

Nuppeppō

Yuki Onna

“The history we were taught was very narrow” • Stephen Bourne discusses his long career and his work in rediscovering Black history

What’s it like to be a white man writing Black history? • Bourne reveals how he has been received by the Black community

Essential Bourne Reading • Learn more about Black British history with these four books

The Making of CHURCHILL • The early events and decisions that helped to shape Winston Churchill into the wartime leader Britain needed during WWII

BATTLE OF DIEN BIEN PHU • INDOCHINA, 13 MARCH – 7 MAY, 1954

VIET MINH

FRANCE

13 MARCH – 7 MAY 1954

ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES HAD BEEN BANNED? • How excluding one book could have created a devastating hole in human understanding of ourselves and the world around us

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

THE UNSEEN WORKS OF HOKUSAI • Over 100 ‘lost’ works by the great Japanese artist are soon to be displayed at the British Museum. We present a tantalising selection…

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

KAISERSCHMARRN • A DESSERT FIT FOR AN EMPEROR, AUSTRIA, 19TH CENTURY – PRESENT


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 84 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: No. 110

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: November 3, 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

ALL ABOUT CLOCKS • Wind back the years as we reveal the origins of timekeeping and how its methods and technology have evolved

Key Events

ELIZABETH TOWER • London, UK 1859 – Present

CLOCKMAKER • Europe 14th century – present

MELANCHTHON’S WATCH • A forerunner to the modern pocket watch Nuremberg, 1530

HOROLOGISTS • Meet ten pioneers of timekeeping, from the inventor of the first mechanical clock to the creator of the wristwatch

LOST HISTORY OF WOMEN AND CLOCKS • The manager of the Museum of Timekeeping, Alex Bond, reveals the roles women played in the horological industry

FAMOUS CLOCKS • Visit some of the world’s most spectacular timepieces

RISE OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR • How the mysterious order forged power and prestige to conquer the Holy Land

Defining moments of the knights Templar • Important dates in the founding of this powerful order

Influential Grand masters • The men who shaped the Order and the Middle Ages

Rival schools • Dr Rory McLellan reveals the differences between the Templars and the Hospitallers

FIRST ROMAN EMPRESS • How one woman shaped a blueprint and legacy that would last for millennia

LIVIA’S ELIXIR OF LIFE • Keep calm and drink Prosecco

JULIO-CLAUDIAN FAMILY TREE • The long legacy of Livia

FIENNES ON SHACKLETON • Speaking as part of the publication of his new biography, Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE discusses the achievements of the great polar explorer

ENDURANCE’S ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHY

“AN AMAZING NAVIGATOR” • Endurance’s Captain Frank Worsley saved his crew by sailing to South Georgia in a lifeboat

THE HISTORY OF YŌKAI • We explore Japanese folklore’s menagerie of strange and terrifying creatures known as Yōkai

Rokurokubi

Oni

Kasa-Obake

YŌKAI ON THE SCREEN • These colourful creatures remain a favourite in Japanese cinema and during the 1960’s starred in a trilogy of popular films

Nuppeppō

Yuki Onna

“The history we were taught was very narrow” • Stephen Bourne discusses his long career and his work in rediscovering Black history

What’s it like to be a white man writing Black history? • Bourne reveals how he has been received by the Black community

Essential Bourne Reading • Learn more about Black British history with these four books

The Making of CHURCHILL • The early events and decisions that helped to shape Winston Churchill into the wartime leader Britain needed during WWII

BATTLE OF DIEN BIEN PHU • INDOCHINA, 13 MARCH – 7 MAY, 1954

VIET MINH

FRANCE

13 MARCH – 7 MAY 1954

ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES HAD BEEN BANNED? • How excluding one book could have created a devastating hole in human understanding of ourselves and the world around us

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

THE UNSEEN WORKS OF HOKUSAI • Over 100 ‘lost’ works by the great Japanese artist are soon to be displayed at the British Museum. We present a tantalising selection…

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

KAISERSCHMARRN • A DESSERT FIT FOR AN EMPEROR, AUSTRIA, 19TH CENTURY – PRESENT


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