Our big stories…
HISTORY’S GREATEST EXPLORERS
Though they might have a reputation as barbaric heathens, the Vikings were the European Dark Ages’ most ambitious and advanced people. As masters of the sea, fearless explorers, ruthless raiders and successful traders, they tore up the map of the ancient world and drew themselves a new one.
PLUS… THE MAN WHO WROTE HISTORY
Since England’s most legendary wordsmith shuffled off this mortal coil four centuries ago, for better or worse, Shakespeare’s plays have influenced the way we’ve viewed our past.
Also inside the issue…
INVENTIONS THAT SHAPED D-DAY
As American, British and Canadian troops stormed the beaches and dropped behind enemy lines, they were joined by some remarkable – even funny – innovations.
THE EASTER RISING, DUBLIN 1916
In the midst of World War I, an attempted revolution in Ireland plunged Dublin into violent chaos, and dramatically altered the country’s journey through the 20th century.
THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD
When British soldiers went to seize arms stockpiled by American colonists at Concord, Massachusetts, they could have had little idea of their raid’s revolutionary ramifications.
How did ancient athletes prepare for the Olympics? Your questions answered in Q&A
Queensbury Rules, Quinine and QWERTY – History Revealed’s A-Z of History
Haile Selaisse, King of Kings
The world’s worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl
Cowards, beards and wee – the strangest taxes in history
Margot Fonteyn, the ballet icon who became a political revolutionary
Escape to Mount Kenya
Globe-trotting through the ages, from Magellan to Gagarin
East meets West to end WWII
Reliving the Rebecca Riots
… and much more!