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
CHEESE-MAKING CHALET • Switzerland 18-19th century
DAIRYMAID • England c.5th – 20th century
TERRACOTTA STRAINER • An important tool in the ancient art of cheese-making Lydia, 6th century BCE
CHAMPIONS OF CHEESE • From dairymaids to manufacturing pioneers, meet ten figures who played an important role in the history of cheese
PROFESSOR PAUL KINDSTEDT • Tasting the historical significance of cheese and cheesemaking and its impact on Western civilisation
CHEESE MUSEUMS • Explore some of the locations associated with our favourite cheeses
OPERATION BARBAROSSA • How the brutal Nazi invasion of the USSR shocked Stalin and doomed millions
THE INVASION • On 22 June 1941 Adolf Hitler’s forces invaded the Soviet Union. Jonathan Trigg examines the surprise Nazi attack on the USSR
SLAUGHTER ON THE EASTERN FRONT • Operation Barbarossa was the start of the most savage theatre in World War II. Dr Alex Kay looks at the Nazis’ horrific policies as they invaded the USSR
Partisans on the Eastern Front • For many civilians on the Eastern Front, partisan groups offered a way to escape their oppressors – and fight back
INSIDE THE MIND OF HITLER • For the German leader, the fight against the Soviet Union was a key battle in his plan for global conquest
INSIDE THE MIND OF STALIN • Did Hitler’s surprise attack really push the ‘Man of Steel’ to the brink of a nervous breakdown?
NAZI WAR MACHINE • Inside the Panzer II that stormed the Eastern Front
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HOW TO ‘MAKE IT’ IN REGENCY LONDON • Our guide to surviving the social season in one piece
The History Of Genies • Looking past stories of magic lamps and wish-granting entities, we examine the stories and legends of the supernatural creatures known as jinn
Mischievous jinn • A few examples of the more malevolent spirits and the role they play
Jinn to genie • Magic lamps and three wishes – where does the genie as we know it come from?
THE BATTLE THAT DEFINED BRITAIN • We talk to Michael Livingston about the Battle of Brunanburh and the hunt to find where this pivotal conflict took place
JUST WHAT THE ANCIENT DOCTOR ORDERED • A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and you’d probably need it with these ancient remedies
Shakespeare’s Scoundrels • Elizabethan theatre may be held in high regard today, but its often squalid and popular roots ran deep. Professor Elizabeth Schafer guides us through this fascinating era
London’s Theatres • Just a few of the key playhouses in the Elizabethan era
The Impresarios • Two men who helped to shape Elizabethan theatre
TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY • From the trials of his childhood to his military service, we remember the early years of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
BATTLE OF ZENTA • SANJAK OF SEGEDIN, 11 SEPTEMBER 1697
Battle of Zenta
11 SEPT 1697
NAPOLEON HAD WON AT TRAFALGAR? • Nelson’s victory saved Britain from the threat of invasion, but could the British have lost the 1805 naval battle?
CHURCH CURIOSITIES • Discover some odd artefacts and weird legends in British churches
REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month
CLEOPATRA • A...