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History Revealed

November 2019

History Revealed brings the past to life for everyone. It’s an action-packed, image-rich magazine with zero stuffiness. Each issue has a central section that takes a closer look at one of history’s big stories, such as the Wild West or Ancient Rome, telling everything you need to know. We also explore the lives of the truly famous, follow the great adventures of the past, taste the blood and thunder of battles, and look at how closely Hollywood blockbusters have told history. Plus, we answer questions about some of the more surprising and strange aspects of the past. If you want to get into history, subscribe today.

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honour and glory

The 12th century can be seen as a pivotal moment in Japanese history, an era which saw the beginning of the first shogunate – a form of military dictatorship – and the ascendancy of one of history’s most iconic warrior classes: the samurai. In our cover feature, we explore the dramatic civil war which heralded the samurai’s rise to power – turn to page 46 to read more. Ninety years ago, another desperate battle was taking place – this time on paper – as brokers of the New York Stock Exchange fought to minimise the financial damage of the worst stock market crash in US history. You can discover how the Wall Street Crash unfolded from page 64. Elsewhere, we look at the medieval craze for holy relics – from severed hands…

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1862 TOIL IN THE FIELDS These slaves are working the sweet potato fields at the Cassina Point plantation in South Carolina during the American Civil War. On 22 September 1862, some five months after this photo was taken, US president Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that all slaves in the rebel states, including South Carolina, would be freed unless the Confederate States rejoined the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation came into effect on 1 January 1863, with slavery completely abolished in 1865. South Carolina itself played a major role in the slave trade, with almost half of all enslaved Africans entering the US through the port city of Charleston. At one point, the number of slaves outnumbered the rest of the state’s population. 1909 WHEN PIGS FLY Avid aviator John Moore-Brabazon…

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uk institution to pay back slavery profits

The University of Glasgow has become the first institution in the UK to pledge to pay back donations funded by the slave trade. Research carried out in 2016 confirmed that, during the 18th and 19th centuries, the university benefitted from financial support from donors who gained their wealth from slavery. These donations have been estimated to have a present-day value of between £16.7 million and £198 million. The university’s report, published in 2018, said: “We deeply regret that during a crucial period of its growth and development the University of Glasgow indirectly benefitted from racial slavery, and this is a past that clashes with our proud history of support for the abolition of both the slave trade and slavery itself. We believe that what is most important, however, is how we intend…

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titanic wreck is being lost to the sea

The first divers to reach the RMS Titanic in almost 15 years have reported that the shipwreck is rapidly deteriorating. An international team of deep-sea explorers took part in five mini-submarine dives and recorded that some parts of the wreckage have completely disappeared, due to corrosion from bacteria. The starboard side of the officers’ quarters has seen the worst decay. Historian Parks Stephenson, advisor for the dives, told The Times : “That whole deck hole on that side is collapsing, taking with it the staterooms. And the deterioration is going to continue advancing. Captain’s bathtub is a favourite image among Titanic enthusiasts and that’s now gone.” Back in 2011, experts examined the damage caused by the sea and predicted that the ship would only survive another 20 years. Samples of the bacteria…

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prince albert’s letters are digitised

The private collection of letters and photographs belonging to Prince Albert has been made available online, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth. The husband of Queen Victoria was an avid patron of the arts and technology. More than 17,500 documents have been digitised by the Royal Collection – the majority of which are now available to the public for the first time. Personal letters between Victoria and Albert form part of the collection, which can be found at albert.rct.uk – it’s hoped that by 2020, 23,500 items will be accessible online.…