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All About History No. 72

All About History is the stunningly realised new magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About Space. Featuring beautiful illustrations, photos and graphics depicting everything from ancient civilisations to the Cold War, All About History is accessible and entertaining to all and makes history fun for the whole family.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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“Yes, the Queen my good sister may be assured to have a better neighbour of me being her cousin,” said Mary, widowed Queen of France, to the English ambassador before her return to Scotland.Rivals from the off, the two queens had no chance of ever being good neighbours, but putting them side by side we can learn a lot about why one fell from power and the other held firm. Had they not been kin, Elizabeth I might have been the mentor that the Queen of Scots needed. The so-called Virgin Queen had avoided marriage for fear of diluting her own status, while Mary’s dalliances made enemies of her nobles, saw her lose the throne of Scotland, and antagonise her cousin. Elizabeth I evaded the deadly paranoia of one…

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editor’s picks

Roman Empire Antiquity ace Kate Marsh opens up the lesser known side of ancient Rome, from influential but overlooked women to the glorious garb of the votive Vestal Virgins University of Wife Historian Melanie Clegg reveals how the French court groomed a generation of powerful women, from Anne Boleyn to Mary, Queen of Scots Hitler vs Art Editor and writer Philippa Grafton explains how the Nazi culture war backfired when their Degenerate Art exhibition became a subversive triumph ■…

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defining moments

FROHE WEIHNACHTENGerman soldiers celebrate Christmas on the frontline near Verdun. While these men caroused, their fate was being decided. On 24 December, German high command made the decision to press on with Operation Judgement – an all-out attack on the French city of Verdun, which would begin the following February. The nine-month campaign cost both sides dearly – approximately 306,000 men were killed and nearly half a million wounded. 1915 SHED’S HEAVENInspired by a similar writing retreat used by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, Roald Dahl composed all of his best known works from the comforts of this garden shed. Dahl would retreat to his “little nest” at 10am each morning, sharpen six pencils and begin writing on a yellow legal pad he had imported from America. The curtains…

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the roman empire

“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this, too, will be swept away” Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor from 161 to 180 CE ■…

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the western roman empire

27 CE BEGINNING OF AN EMPIRE  Rome goes from being a republic to an empire under Octavian, who is given the title of Augustus by the Senate. He starts off Rome’s first dynasty, the Julio-Claudians. 43 CE OVER THE CHANNEL Emperor Claudius orders the invasion of Britain and Aulus Plautius leads his soldiers over the English Channel. They successfully put down Celtic rebellions and annex what is now England. 64 CE GREAT FIRE OF ROME The fire NINE DAYS raged for Out of Rome’s districts, only remained intact 800 YEAR-OLD Temple of Jupiter Stator was destroyed 68-69 CE YEAR OF THE FOUR EMPERORS After the death of Nero, Galba took control…

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inside history roman thermae

Through the doors While entry to the thermae wasn’t free, it hardly cost anything – just a quadrans, which is the equivalent of mere pennies today. Depending on the bathhouse and the emperor, there would either be separate entrances for men and women or one entrance for everyone. Time for a workout Before going in to bathe, most would check out the palaestra, or exercise ground, where they would work up a sweat. But this wasn’t a competitive environment – in fact Roman doctors prescribed it as a way to maintain good health, along with a good diet and the leisurely trek round the interior of the bathhouse. Wrestling, boxing and ball games were often the order of the day. Getting cold The final of the…