Statue of Caligula © Rangpl |
Even though he ruled Rome as Emperor for only four years, Caligula has been immortalised as one of history’s most cruel and erratic leaders
St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium | © Jean-Pol GRANDMONT
One hundred years ago, Britain declared war on Germany, leading to four years of bloodshed, the like of which had never been experienced before
The poster featuring Lord Kitchener has been copied many times over the years
With around 730,000 troops to call upon in August 1914 – compared with France’s 1.8 million and Russia’s 3.4 million – Britain lacked the manpower to prosecute what would prove a long and costly conflict
Tommies from the Royal Irish Rifles, in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme
The word ‘Tommy’ will forever be associated with British soldiers serving in the trenches of World War I. History Revealed magazine investigates...
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Why did so many men die in World War I for a cause that, to this day, seems unclear and confusing? As we mark the centenary of the start of the terrible conflict, we explain why the world went to war in 1914
Hannibal and his army crossing the Alps with elephants
The year was 218 BC, and Rome was locked in a bitter conflict with its rival, the Mediterranean superpower of Carthage
The signs of The Bull Hotel and Cock Hotel in Stony Stratford
Used today to indicate an absurd or highly improbable tale being passed off as true, the root of the phrase is claimed by a small town in Buckinghamshire
Statue of Alfred the Great, Winchester | © Anthony Baggett
Rulers from all over the world have picked up the handle, ‘the Great’, but not many of them come from England
The front page of the Philadelphia Enquirer © Alain Lacroix |
45 years ago, humankind took its greatest step by successfully putting a man on the surface of the Moon
History Revealed August 2014
Join the Space Race and journey across the Alps with Hannibal and his elephants in the August issue of History Revealed - on sale now!
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