Our big stories…
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.
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
… and much more!