May 2016 issue of History Revealed on sale now!

The American Civil War, Charles II on the run, Dunkirk, myth-busting the Battle of Troy, Marie Curie, top 10 flying machines, Charlie Chaplin, the Festival of Britain, visiting the Bristol Old Vic, Zheng He and his treasure fleet and much more!

History Revealed May 2016

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THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Less than a century after achieving its independence, the United States of America risked ripping itself permanently apart. It would take the deaths of 750,000 Americans, the emancipation of 4 million slaves and the tireless leadership of perhaps the US’s greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, to unify and define the nation.

PLUS… CHARLES II: THE MERRY MONARCH ON THE RUN

In the immediate aftermath of the British Civil Wars, the nation’s most fun-loving king suffered his darkest days. He became a fugitive in his own land and was forced to make a desperate flight.

Also inside the issue…

THE LEGEND OF TROY
Forbidden love, bloody battles, that wooden horse… the story of Troy is an enduring one, but how true is it? It’s time to sift fact from fiction.

REACHING FOR THE SKIES
From Leonardo da Vinci’s aerial screw to the Enola Gay, we unveil the winners and runners up in the history of human flight.

THE WOMAN WHO STIRRED UP SCIENCE
Marie Curie’s discoveries of strange, glowing radioactive elements rocked Victorian Europe. But her ground-breaking work also led to her demise.

Plus…

How long have people used prosthetic limbs? Your questions answered in Q&A

Red Baron, Richard the Lionheart and Romans – History Revealed’s A-Z of History

When Charlie Chaplin’s body was snatched

The treasure fleet of the Chinese eunuch, Zheng He

Dunkirk – the “miracle of deliverance”

A tonic for the nation – stunning photos of the Festival of Britain

New York’s most famous skyscraper, the Empire State Building

The Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980

Aboard the Cutty Sark

Replaying the first FA Cup Final

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