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All About History

No. 116
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

TOMB OF QIN SHI HUANG • China 246 BCE – 208 BCE

SCHOLAR OF THE FOUR ARTS • China 2000 – 200 BCE

GOLD MASK OF SANXINGDUI • This mask belonged to an ancient Chinese civilisation China, c.1700 BCE – c.1150 BCE

LEADING LIGHTS OF CHINA • Ten people who shaped the political, cultural, social and geographical foundations of the ancient kingdom

ANCIENT CHINA’S IMPACT ON HISTORY • Dr Roel Sterckx discusses the origins of Ancient China, its evolution and its influence on the wider world

RUINS OF ANCIENT CHINA • Five lost cities and archaeological ruins of ancient China

THE LOST PIRATE REPUBLIC • How the Caribbean’s most feared outlaws tried to build their own nation in paradise

WHY NASSAU? • The Bahamas became a haven for pirates

PIRATES’ LAST STAND • The dramatic end to the haven in the Bahamas

Nero MISCREANT OR MISUNDERSTOOD? • Famed for his bloody rise to power, slide into tyranny and catastrophic collapse, we examine the legacy of Rome’s notorious Emperor Nero

Messiah or Antichrist? • Nero’s sudden death triggered rumours that he would one day return, either as a saviour or harbinger of doom

The Pseudo-Neros • As rumours abounded that he faked his own death, three men claiming to be Nero tried to seize power

THE MYTH OF THE U-BOATS • The infamous German submarines were a focus of much concern for the Allies during WWII, but how effective were these submerged naval forces in reality?

LOST QUEEN OF ENGLAND • How the formidable empress fought tooth and nail for her rightful place on the English throne

MATILDA’S FAMILY TREE • The descendants of William the Conqueror are easily confused due to the medieval habit of everyone being called the same name

WHAT’S IN A NAME? • Matilda and her many names

THE SECRETS OF ALCHEMY • Far more than turning metal into gold, this ancient art has a rich history that covers chemistry, esotericism and philosophy

WHO WAS THE COUNT ST GERMAIN? • He claimed to have lived for 500 years and possessed a knowledge of all things

WHO WAS FULCANELLI? • The author who may have found the secrets of eternal youth and turning metal into gold

LEONARDO DA VINCI VS MICHELANGELO • The competition between two of the world’s greatest artists fuelled some of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance

BATTLE OF DAK TO • KONTUM PROVINCE, VIETNAM, 19-23 NOV 1967

PEOPLE’S ARMY OF NORTH VIETNAM

US ARMY

OPERATION VALKYRIE HAD ASSASSINATED HITLER? • Desperate members of his closest circle seize one last chance to eliminate the Nazi leader and change the course of history

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

JAPAN: COURTS AND CULTURE • A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace brings together 400 years of Japanese art and design with pieces taken from the Royal Collection

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

SALMAGUNDI • THE POPULAR PIRATE SALAD, WEST INDIES, 1700s


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 84 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: No. 116

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: April 20, 2022

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

TOMB OF QIN SHI HUANG • China 246 BCE – 208 BCE

SCHOLAR OF THE FOUR ARTS • China 2000 – 200 BCE

GOLD MASK OF SANXINGDUI • This mask belonged to an ancient Chinese civilisation China, c.1700 BCE – c.1150 BCE

LEADING LIGHTS OF CHINA • Ten people who shaped the political, cultural, social and geographical foundations of the ancient kingdom

ANCIENT CHINA’S IMPACT ON HISTORY • Dr Roel Sterckx discusses the origins of Ancient China, its evolution and its influence on the wider world

RUINS OF ANCIENT CHINA • Five lost cities and archaeological ruins of ancient China

THE LOST PIRATE REPUBLIC • How the Caribbean’s most feared outlaws tried to build their own nation in paradise

WHY NASSAU? • The Bahamas became a haven for pirates

PIRATES’ LAST STAND • The dramatic end to the haven in the Bahamas

Nero MISCREANT OR MISUNDERSTOOD? • Famed for his bloody rise to power, slide into tyranny and catastrophic collapse, we examine the legacy of Rome’s notorious Emperor Nero

Messiah or Antichrist? • Nero’s sudden death triggered rumours that he would one day return, either as a saviour or harbinger of doom

The Pseudo-Neros • As rumours abounded that he faked his own death, three men claiming to be Nero tried to seize power

THE MYTH OF THE U-BOATS • The infamous German submarines were a focus of much concern for the Allies during WWII, but how effective were these submerged naval forces in reality?

LOST QUEEN OF ENGLAND • How the formidable empress fought tooth and nail for her rightful place on the English throne

MATILDA’S FAMILY TREE • The descendants of William the Conqueror are easily confused due to the medieval habit of everyone being called the same name

WHAT’S IN A NAME? • Matilda and her many names

THE SECRETS OF ALCHEMY • Far more than turning metal into gold, this ancient art has a rich history that covers chemistry, esotericism and philosophy

WHO WAS THE COUNT ST GERMAIN? • He claimed to have lived for 500 years and possessed a knowledge of all things

WHO WAS FULCANELLI? • The author who may have found the secrets of eternal youth and turning metal into gold

LEONARDO DA VINCI VS MICHELANGELO • The competition between two of the world’s greatest artists fuelled some of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance

BATTLE OF DAK TO • KONTUM PROVINCE, VIETNAM, 19-23 NOV 1967

PEOPLE’S ARMY OF NORTH VIETNAM

US ARMY

OPERATION VALKYRIE HAD ASSASSINATED HITLER? • Desperate members of his closest circle seize one last chance to eliminate the Nazi leader and change the course of history

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

JAPAN: COURTS AND CULTURE • A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace brings together 400 years of Japanese art and design with pieces taken from the Royal Collection

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

SALMAGUNDI • THE POPULAR PIRATE SALAD, WEST INDIES, 1700s


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