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All About History

No. 111
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 THE SILK ROAD • Travel down this famous trading route to learn how it influenced culture and innovation in every civilisation it touched

Key Events

CARAVANSERAI • Silk Road c.3rd century BCE – 19th century

SILK WEAVER • China c.3000 BCE – present

CHILD’S COAT • Evidence of Silk Road inter-cultural exchange Sogdiana and China, c.8th century

FAMOUS TRAVELLERS • Meet ten men and women who journeyed along the Silk Road in the name of diplomacy, trade and travel

SLAVERY AND THE SILK ROAD • Professor Susan Whitfield reveals what we know about slavery along the famous trade routes

VISIT THE SILK ROAD • From medieval cities to museums and mountains, the wonders of the Silk Road await

DICKENS’ LONDON • Inside the real-life crime and grime that inspired literature’s greatest novels

A VERY DICKENS CHRISTMAS • Some classic seasonal traditions introduced by the Victorians

KEY DICKENS LOCATIONS • Some of his most-mentioned locations in the capital

THE REAL-LIFE DEATH OF NANCY • Did a gruesome London murder inspire Dickens?

Ibn Sina The Man Who Knew Everything • Philosopher, mathematician, doctor, astronomer, poet: Ibn Sina was all of these things and more, the last man to master all the fields of human knowledge

TORA! TORA! TORA! THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR • On 7 December 1941, fire rained from the skies above Pearl Harbor as one of the most devastating attacks of World War II took place

AMERICA UNDER ATTACK • In addition to Pearl Harbor, Japanese aircraft struck several other American installations on 7 December 1941

AVENGE PEARL HARBOR! • Throughout the USA’s war with Japan, Pearl Harbor was used in patriotic propaganda

MEMORIAL FOR THE FALLEN • The sunken wreck of the USS Arizona serves as a lasting testament to the dead of Pearl Harbor

TRIAL BY COMBAT • Throughout Medieval Europe, violent duels were a common method of resolving legal conflicts

DUELS OF HONOUR • In German universities of the 19th and early 20th century, duelling scars were a show of courage and a brotherly bond

TRIALS BY ORDEAL • Divine judicial oversight took many forms

The Forgotten Princesses • The lives of Margaret and Mary Tudor have been overlooked for far too long

The English Succession • Margaret’s marriage led to the unification of England and Scotland

Did Mary hate Anne Boleyn? • The truth about their notorious feud

Daimyo THE WARLORDS OF JAPAN • In the blood-soaked chaos of civil war these powerful samurai lords battled for supremacy

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE • The perfect presents for the history buff in your life

BATTLE OF JAFFA • KINGDOM OF JERUSALEM, 5 AUGUST 1192

AYYUBIDS

CRUSADERS

THE DUNKIRK EVACUATION HAD FAILED? • In 1940 a vast rescue operation miraculously saved the majority of Britain’s army, but what would failure have meant in the war against the Nazis?

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR THE TRENCHES • For Christmas of 1914, a vast effort was made to supply every British serviceman with a unique gift, initiated by the 17-year-old Princess Mary

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...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 84 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: No. 111

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: December 1, 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 THE SILK ROAD • Travel down this famous trading route to learn how it influenced culture and innovation in every civilisation it touched

Key Events

CARAVANSERAI • Silk Road c.3rd century BCE – 19th century

SILK WEAVER • China c.3000 BCE – present

CHILD’S COAT • Evidence of Silk Road inter-cultural exchange Sogdiana and China, c.8th century

FAMOUS TRAVELLERS • Meet ten men and women who journeyed along the Silk Road in the name of diplomacy, trade and travel

SLAVERY AND THE SILK ROAD • Professor Susan Whitfield reveals what we know about slavery along the famous trade routes

VISIT THE SILK ROAD • From medieval cities to museums and mountains, the wonders of the Silk Road await

DICKENS’ LONDON • Inside the real-life crime and grime that inspired literature’s greatest novels

A VERY DICKENS CHRISTMAS • Some classic seasonal traditions introduced by the Victorians

KEY DICKENS LOCATIONS • Some of his most-mentioned locations in the capital

THE REAL-LIFE DEATH OF NANCY • Did a gruesome London murder inspire Dickens?

Ibn Sina The Man Who Knew Everything • Philosopher, mathematician, doctor, astronomer, poet: Ibn Sina was all of these things and more, the last man to master all the fields of human knowledge

TORA! TORA! TORA! THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR • On 7 December 1941, fire rained from the skies above Pearl Harbor as one of the most devastating attacks of World War II took place

AMERICA UNDER ATTACK • In addition to Pearl Harbor, Japanese aircraft struck several other American installations on 7 December 1941

AVENGE PEARL HARBOR! • Throughout the USA’s war with Japan, Pearl Harbor was used in patriotic propaganda

MEMORIAL FOR THE FALLEN • The sunken wreck of the USS Arizona serves as a lasting testament to the dead of Pearl Harbor

TRIAL BY COMBAT • Throughout Medieval Europe, violent duels were a common method of resolving legal conflicts

DUELS OF HONOUR • In German universities of the 19th and early 20th century, duelling scars were a show of courage and a brotherly bond

TRIALS BY ORDEAL • Divine judicial oversight took many forms

The Forgotten Princesses • The lives of Margaret and Mary Tudor have been overlooked for far too long

The English Succession • Margaret’s marriage led to the unification of England and Scotland

Did Mary hate Anne Boleyn? • The truth about their notorious feud

Daimyo THE WARLORDS OF JAPAN • In the blood-soaked chaos of civil war these powerful samurai lords battled for supremacy

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE • The perfect presents for the history buff in your life

BATTLE OF JAFFA • KINGDOM OF JERUSALEM, 5 AUGUST 1192

AYYUBIDS

CRUSADERS

THE DUNKIRK EVACUATION HAD FAILED? • In 1940 a vast rescue operation miraculously saved the majority of Britain’s army, but what would failure have meant in the war against the Nazis?

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR THE TRENCHES • For Christmas of 1914, a vast effort was made to supply every British serviceman with a unique gift, initiated by the 17-year-old Princess Mary

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...


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