May 2015 issue of History Revealed on sale now!

The Battle of Britain, Romans v Egyptians, Magna Carta and Bad King John, top 10 greatest cities, Cortes and the Aztecs, Ellis Island and much more...

History Revealed May 2015

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN

By the end of June 1940, the forces of Nazi Germany and its allies dominated Western Europe. Hitler aimed to force Britain to surrender by bombing, naval blockade or invasion. All that stood in his way were a few thousand airmen prepared to wage a dogged battle in the skies over Britain.

PLUS… BRITAIN’S FINEST HOUR
One day above all others is remembered as ‘Battle of Britain Day’: 15 September 1940, a day that began just as any other…

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BAD KING JOHN
It is 800 years since the birth of Magna Carta, one of history most important documents, yet the King who granted his royal seal to the great charter remains maligned and despised
PLUS… 800 YEARS OF MAGNA CARTA
Tracing the impact and developments of King John’s historic charter

DOWNFALL OF ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
How the Battle of Actium, off the Greek coast, led both to the end of the Roman Republic and to the suicides of history’s most famous lovers

TO THE LAND OF GOLD
When one gold-hungry Spaniard arrived in the New World, it signalled disaster for the Aztec Empire. That man was Hernan Cortes

Plus…

Letter E in History Revealed A-Z of History

Who made the first booze? And other fascinating questions answered in Q&A

Edward Jenner and the first vaccination

Step inside Ellis Island – the centre of US immigration

The greatest cities of all time

Les Mis: the real story

Moors Murderers go to jail

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The Hindenburg Disaster