Retelling the true stories behind history’s most memorable events, the All About History Annual will transport you back in time. Discover the bloodthirstiness of the tyrannical Vlad the Impaler, ponder the origins of the ancient city of Petra and take a look at the strange ways Victorians dealt with their mortality. Grasp the impact and legacy of monarchs like Cleopatra, Bloody Mary and Louis XIV. Uncover the bizarre rituals and cults of Ancient Rome, follow an account of Hannibal Barca’s quest for vengeance and reveal the origins of the world’s greatest sporting event: the Olympic Games. Then, for some light relief, we lift the lid on the machinations of the various secret service agencies, from the CIA to the KGB. This collection gathers together all the best content from the magazine over the past year, so sit back and immerse yourself in the highlights and low points of our tumultuous past.