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All About History

No. 119
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

WEIMAR GERMANY • Inside the turbulent era of avant-garde art and fraught political upheaval between World War I and the rise of the Nazis

Key Events

BAUHAUS DESSAU BUILDING • Germany 1926

THE NEW WOMAN

THE 500 MILLION REICHSMARK NOTE • One of several high denominations printed during hyperinflation Weimar Germany, 1923-1924

ARTISTS OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC • From writers to actors, photographers to singers, here are ten of Weimar Germany’s most renowned artists

THE REPUBLIC AND LGBTQ + HISTORY • Professor Katie Sutton, an expert on German culture, gender and sexuality, discusses Weimar queer and trans culture

REDISCOVER WEIMAR BERLIN • The city was at the heart of some of the great events and movements of the era

SECRETS OF STONEHENGE • From ceremonial site to sun calendar, find out how and why this ancient monument was built

A LESSER HENGE? • Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is a far older megalithic monument that is, arguably, more important than Stonehenge

MERLIN AND STONEHENGE • Why Geoffrey of Monmouth claimed it was a war memorial created by the legendary wizard

HAMMERING AWAY • The tools used to construct Stonehenge

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE USS INDIANAPOLIS • The heavy cruiser met its tragic end after delivering components for the nuclear bomb nicknamed Little Boy

THE ENEMY’S TESTIMONY • Lieutenant Commander Mochitsura Hashimoto, captain of the submarine I-58, helped to exonerate Captain McVay

REDISCOVERING THE INDIANAPOLIS • Years of searching for the lost heavy cruiser had come to nothing, until a breakthrough in 2016

THE HISTORY OF WITCHES • Something wicked this way comes: from Ancient Greece to 16th century witchfinders, we explore the world of magic

ANATOMY OF A WITCH • Where does the traditional image of the greenfaced, pointy-hatted witch come from?

BEWARE THE BABA YAGA • This fearsome witch from Russian folklore has been giving children nightmares for centuries

“WE BUILD A FUTURE ON THE BASIS OF HOW WE SEE OUR PAST” • Janina Ramirez discusses her love for medieval history and the importance of making the past a place for everyone

THE CHALLENGES OF STUDYING HISTORY • Ramirez reveals what it’s like to be a historian today and the difficulties that come with the job

FAVOURITE HISTORICAL SITES • Ramirez’s career has taken her all around the world to many places of historical interest

CHINA’S GREATEST EXPLORER • Discover the seven great voyages of one of the most impressive adventurers in history

MEASURING Up • How Zheng He’s treasure ship compared to other famous vessels

MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES • How France’s prince of thieves flouted the law and became a folk hero

MASTER OF DISGUISE

SIEGE OF RHODES • DODECANESE ISLANDS OF GREECE, 23 MAY – 17 AUG 1480

OTTOMANS

HOSPITALLERS

THE TITANIC HAD NOT SUNK? • She was the largest, most luxurious and supposedly safest ship afloat, but her loss was to change the course of history

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

CELEBRATING ROYAL JUBILEES AND CORONATIONS • These commemorative objects are just some of the fascinating artefacts kept in Brodsworth Hall’s collection

REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month

HISTORY VS HOLLYWOOD...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 84 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: No. 119

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: July 13, 2022

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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

WEIMAR GERMANY • Inside the turbulent era of avant-garde art and fraught political upheaval between World War I and the rise of the Nazis

Key Events

BAUHAUS DESSAU BUILDING • Germany 1926

THE NEW WOMAN

THE 500 MILLION REICHSMARK NOTE • One of several high denominations printed during hyperinflation Weimar Germany, 1923-1924

ARTISTS OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC • From writers to actors, photographers to singers, here are ten of Weimar Germany’s most renowned artists

THE REPUBLIC AND LGBTQ + HISTORY • Professor Katie Sutton, an expert on German culture, gender and sexuality, discusses Weimar queer and trans culture

REDISCOVER WEIMAR BERLIN • The city was at the heart of some of the great events and movements of the era

SECRETS OF STONEHENGE • From ceremonial site to sun calendar, find out how and why this ancient monument was built

A LESSER HENGE? • Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is a far older megalithic monument that is, arguably, more important than Stonehenge

MERLIN AND STONEHENGE • Why Geoffrey of Monmouth claimed it was a war memorial created by the legendary wizard

HAMMERING AWAY • The tools used to construct Stonehenge

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE USS INDIANAPOLIS • The heavy cruiser met its tragic end after delivering components for the nuclear bomb nicknamed Little Boy

THE ENEMY’S TESTIMONY • Lieutenant Commander Mochitsura Hashimoto, captain of the submarine I-58, helped to exonerate Captain McVay

REDISCOVERING THE INDIANAPOLIS • Years of searching for the lost heavy cruiser had come to nothing, until a breakthrough in 2016

THE HISTORY OF WITCHES • Something wicked this way comes: from Ancient Greece to 16th century witchfinders, we explore the world of magic

ANATOMY OF A WITCH • Where does the traditional image of the greenfaced, pointy-hatted witch come from?

BEWARE THE BABA YAGA • This fearsome witch from Russian folklore has been giving children nightmares for centuries

“WE BUILD A FUTURE ON THE BASIS OF HOW WE SEE OUR PAST” • Janina Ramirez discusses her love for medieval history and the importance of making the past a place for everyone

THE CHALLENGES OF STUDYING HISTORY • Ramirez reveals what it’s like to be a historian today and the difficulties that come with the job

FAVOURITE HISTORICAL SITES • Ramirez’s career has taken her all around the world to many places of historical interest

CHINA’S GREATEST EXPLORER • Discover the seven great voyages of one of the most impressive adventurers in history

MEASURING Up • How Zheng He’s treasure ship compared to other famous vessels

MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES • How France’s prince of thieves flouted the law and became a folk hero

MASTER OF DISGUISE

SIEGE OF RHODES • DODECANESE ISLANDS OF GREECE, 23 MAY – 17 AUG 1480

OTTOMANS

HOSPITALLERS

THE TITANIC HAD NOT SUNK? • She was the largest, most luxurious and supposedly safest ship afloat, but her loss was to change the course of history

THE PAST

THE POSSIBILITY

CELEBRATING ROYAL JUBILEES AND CORONATIONS • These commemorative objects are just some of the fascinating artefacts kept in Brodsworth Hall’s collection

REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month

HISTORY VS HOLLYWOOD...


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