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 LEAGUE OF NATIONS • The successes, failures and ultimate demise of this groundbreaking peace organisation explained and examined
PALACE OF NATIONS • Switzerland 1929 – present
KEBUR ZABAGNA OFFICER • Ethiopia 1935-36
TREATY OF VERSAILLES • The peace agreement laid the foundations for the League of Nations France, 1919
LEADING LEAGUE FIGURES • Some of the politicians, diplomats and activists who shaped a new age of international cooperation
MAKING AND BREAKING THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS • Carolyn Biltoft explains the origins of the organisation and its lasting legacy
PEACE MUSEUMS • Visit these museums and sites to learn more about the League of Nations and its successor the United Nations
AZTEC EMPIRE • How nomadic tribes united to create a Central American superpower
THE AZTEC EMPIRE • How Aztec rule expanded to dominate most of Mexico
REVELATIONS OF THE CODEX MENDOZA • The manuscript’s first pictorial folio tells us a lot about Aztec societal structure
THE AZTEC PANTHEON • The Aztecs worshipped many different gods for different functions
TENOCH MAN OR MYTH? • Exactly who was the mysterious figure that the city of Tenochtitlán was named after?
PRIDE AND JOY • How the uprising at New York City gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, paved the way for LGBTQ+ rights
The Lavender Scare • During the McCarthy era, the American public learned to fear the LGBTQ+ community
Stonewall Royalty • Icons of the uprising that you should know about
ZENOBIA WARRIOR QUEEN • How the self-proclaimed heir to Cleopatra and Queen Dido of Carthage forged herself an empire amid Rome’s troubles
FOUR ZENOBIA FACTS • Vital things to know about the empress and her realm
ZENOBIA TIMELINE • Key events in the life of the Palmyrene empress
HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN • From trick or treat to carved pumpkins, uncover the origins of beloved All Hallows’ Eve traditions
HOW TO SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE HALLOWEEN • For decades, American councils and governments sought to abolish All Hallows’ Eve and replace it with more ‘wholesome’ alternatives
FRIGHTENING FORTUNETELLING GAMES • One forgotten Halloween pastime featured games through which players thought they could reveal the future
THE DIAMOND NECKLACE AFFAIR • How did a minor French courtier ensare Marie Antoinette in an elaborate – and deadly – scam?
THE FUTURE OF HISTORY • Leading historians give their verdict on how the next generations will remember us and the challenges they will face
COVID OR BREXIT? • Wolfson poll reveals what the public think will be the big historical topic
WHAT TO STUDY NEXT? • Our panel on where they hope future historians focus their research
BATTLE OF ANTIETAM • MARYLAND, USA, 17 SEPTEMBER 1862
ANNE BOLEYN HAD STAYED IN FRANCE? • Without the most infamous of Henry VIII’s queens, Tudor England’s religious and political landscape may have been entirely different
HISTORY OF WAR IN MAPS • A new book from HarperCollins showcases a number of battles using maps designed not only to plan the conflict but also to disseminate news or propaganda
REVIEWS • The...