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
ALL ABOUT THE SILK ROAD • Travel down this famous trading route to learn how it influenced culture and innovation in every civilisation it touched
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
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?
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...