Our big story…
The Victorian period was a time of new technology, ideas and imperial expansion. Groundbreaking theories changed how society viewed itself and its history; great engineers tunnelled beneath water, built high into the sky, and spanned huge chasms; brilliant inventors designed, built and conjured up ideas for many of the devices we still enjoy today; and the British Empire grew to become one on which, it was said, the Sun never set.
PLUS… ALL THE WORLD UNDER ONE ROOF
The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the biggest event of the 19th century, bringing eclectic exhibits of industrial, artistic and exotic natures from around the globe inside one spectacular building.
Also inside the issue…
BRITISH ISSUE SPECIAL
• Why is a fry up called a ‘full English’? What is the significance of the Bulldog? – Find out in our British Q&A
• The Blitz: when Britain kept calm and carried on
• Who is Britain’s greatest Queen?
• The birth of the Metropolitan Police Force
• Welsh legendary hero, Owain Glyndwr
• Britain’s Treasures: Lindisfarne Priory
GENGHIS KHAN: CONQUEROR OF THE WORLD
A ruthless warrior and military genius, Genghis Khan laid the foundations of the world’s largest contiguous empire – a destiny that had defined him from the day of his birth.
THE ILL-FATED VOYAGE OF THE BATAVIA
The tale of history’s bloodiest maritime mutiny – where a psychopathic pharmacist wrought havoc on a marooned, helpless group of castaways at the edge of an unmapped continent.
CLASH OF THE IRONCLADS
On 9 March 1862, two strange armoured ships battled it out in an American harbour. It was an encounter that would forever change the face of naval warfare.
Ice cream, Ivan the Terrible and Indian independence – History Revealed’s A-Z of History
Albert Einstein reveals the theories that changed the world in one miraculous year
Cleopatra’s Needle arrives in 1877
Massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympics
50 Years of Thunderbirds
… and much more!