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 KOREAN WAR • Everything you need to know about the battle for the Korean peninsula and the developing Cold War conflict in Asia
JOINT SECURITY AREA • North and South Korea 1953 - present
KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY SOLDIER • North Korea 1953
KOREAN WAR MEDAL • This UN medal was given to those who fought for South Korea South Korea, 1950-55
KEY WAR LEADERS • These individuals shaped the conduct of the war on the Korean Peninsula and influenced the course of the Cold War
WHY FIGHT IN KOREA? • Retired US Army officer and author Tom Hanson provides perspective on the Korean War
MUSEUMS AND MEMORIALS • The Korean Peninsula contains some fascinating locations associated with the conflict between North and South Korea
KING JOHN • Was this maligned monarch the monster of mythology or a misunderstood reformer?
JOHN’S EDUCATION AND INFLUENCES • How the king was shaped by his upbringing
KING JOHN IN IRELAND • His first taste of power did not bode well
MAGNA CARTA THE ABRIDGED VERSION • Don’t have time to read all 63 clauses of the Magna Carta? Here are the main points
THE CLASSIC VILLAIN • King John has been portrayed many times on the silver screen
IDA B WELLS American Heroine • The journalist, activist and advocate shone a light on racism and the scourge of lynching in America
WHAT IS LYNCHING? • A brief history of vigilante ‘justice’ used to terrorise Black Americans
THE WOMEN’S CLUB MOVEMENT • As the United States remained fragmented, women came together
The origins of El Dorado • The promised land of gold, is so famous it seems to float free of history. But where did it begin?
The German conquistadors • How German bankers and men of war played their part in the conquest
Lake Guatavita • When the dream of El Dorado ended, not all its gold was forgotten
BLOOD, METAL AND DUST • The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have dominated the first 20 years of the 21st century. Understanding them may take many more
The Marquis of Madness and Malice • The originator of the term ‘sadism’, the Marquis de Sade was known for a life of salacious scandal. But was he truly as debauched as the works he authored?
The Legacy of De Sade • The man and his works have continued to inspire artists
“Everybody took their clothes off!” • When Christopher Lee took a role in 1970’s Eugenie De Sade, he had little idea what kind of film he was making…
What Happened Next? • How the amazing lives of the Apostles carried them into history, legend and distant lands
Female disciples • The women who bankrolled the Apostles
SIEGE OF BELGRADE • BELGRADE, SERBIA, 4-22 JULY 1456
KINGDOM OF HUNGARY
ABLE ARCHER 83 HAD TURNED TO WAR? • With NATO mounting a training exercise for launching a nuclear strike, the Soviet Union thought it was the real thing and prepared to retaliate
THE MUSEUM OF KINDNESS • A new museum celebrates over 150 years of the British Red Cross and explores the support it’s provided during numerous conflicts and disasters
REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month
HISTORY VS HOLLYWOOD • Fact versus fiction on the...