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History Revealed

March 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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the killer king and the lost boys

The skeletons of two children were found in the Tower – were they the princes? The millions of people who visit the Tower of London every year get to explore a millennium of English history, learn about its many functions (including a zoo), and gaze in awe at the Crown Jewels. But no visit can go without hearing about one of history’s most enduring unsolved mysteries: what happened to the Princes in the Tower? The young Edward V and his brother vanished while in the care of their uncle, and usurper, Richard III. And the finger has pointed at him since. Dr Lauren Johnson goes through the details to see whether it’s possible to know the truth, from page 54.While the fate of the princes has been…

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Lauren Johnson Taking a break from her Henry VI biography, the historian and author digs through the clues of the Princes in the Tower mystery. See page 54 Don McCullin Referred to as the world’s greatest living photographer, Don McCullin talks about the extraordinary events he’s captured. See page 35 Peter Snow The esteemed broadcaster and historian Peter Snow talks to us about his sorrow at the loss of Britain’s railways and why he’d like to meet the Duke of Wellington. See page 17ON THE COVER: ALAMY X1, GETTY IMAGES X1, SHUTTERSTOCK X1/ON THIS PAGE: ALAMY X2 ■…

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this month we’ve learned...

778 The length, in days, of the reign of Richard III, from 1483-85. But did any of those days witness him ordering the murder of his two young nephews in the Tower of London? See page 54. 23 The number of runs that the British Empire’s Canadian Province won by in the first official international cricket match against the United States in September 1844. See page 77. 2,000 The approximate number of slaves owned by 18th-century sugar plantation owner Simon Taylor. His Jamaica plantations made him one of the wealthiest men in the British Empire. See page 49. ■…

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1953 LEAN INTO IT Constables at the police training centre in Hendon are being put through their paces as they prepare for the massive crowds expected at the coronation of Elizabeth II. As volunteers play the role of a surging crowd, the policemen link arms to cope with the pressure and hold them back. The training was put to good use as the coronation saw an estimated 3 million people take to the streets of London. 1964 REACH FOR THE STARS (RALPH MORSE/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES) American John Young tests a space suit to determine its range of motion. Young would go on to become the longest-serving NASA astronaut, making six spaceflights, and was the ninth person to walk on the Moon,…

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new world expansion caused climate change

European colonisation of the Americas led to a 90 per cent drop in the native population The European colonisation of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries resulted in so many deaths that the Earth’s temperature dropped, according to a new study.Around 56 million indigenous people are estimated to have died between 1492 and 1600, through massacres by European settlers, war and exposure to new diseases. Acres of land roughly the size of France was left untended and became overgrown. The newly abundant vegetation then soaked up so much carbon dioxide that the Earth actually cooled.Scientists at University College London studied both population data and records from ice core samples, which reveal a drop in carbon dioxide in air bubbles. The effect of this was felt…