Our big story…
THE PHARAOHS OF EGYPT
Revered as divine deities, the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt are some of the most intriguing and enigmatic rulers in history. They were responsible for maintaining peace and harmony while expanding the lands and wealth of Egypt’s vast empire, and building some of the most magnificent structures ever built. Gods or mortals, the pharaohs left behind a legacy impossible to forget.
PLUS… CLEOPATRA AND ROME
Meet history’s ultimate femme fatale, whose desperate bid for power involved love affairs, murders and war.
Also inside the issue…
THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE
Join the father of modern biology on a boat trip that would forever transform the way we see the world.
THE TIME TO FIND LONGITUDE
Knowing the exact location of a ship at sea had flummoxed the wisest thinkers since ancient times, until a humble clockmaker worked out what made longitude tick.
BRINGING LIGHT TO THE DARK AGES
A man of war, scholarship and deep faith, Charlemagne is the king who united western Europe in battle, and fused it for a millennium with religion and a thriving renaissance.
How did knights in armour go to the toilet? Your questions answered in Q&A
Noodles, Napoleon and Nazis – History Revealed’s A-Z of History
Edward Curtis: the Shadow Catcher’s 30-year mission to photograph the Native Americans
Benito Mussolini’s rise to power as the first fascist dictator
The greatest all-round sportsperson ever, Jim Thorpe
Top 10 survival stories – doing what it takes on oceans or ice, in the desert or underground
Donald Campbell’s doomed speed record attempt
Kursk – World War II’s epic tank battle
Italy’s engineering marvel, the Tower of Pisa
The birth of the National Trust
… and much more!