History Revealed UK - Issue 91 - 2021 February

History Revealed UK - Issue 91 - 2021 February
Issue 91
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.
This month, as millions of people across the globe receive – or prepare to receive – a vaccination against Covid-19, we embark on a journey through the history of medicine, exploring howour ancestors copedwith deadly diseases like plague, typhoid and cholera, and charting the great leaps inmedical knowledge that have brought us towherewe are today. Our essential guide begins in ancient times, when the theory of the four humours ruled supreme and ends with the many monumental medical breakthroughs of the 20th century. Turn to page 26 to get started. Elsewhere, we take a closer look at the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, amobile, multimedia, tactical deception unit that used an array of innovative methods – from deploying inflatable tanks to broadcasting fake radio transmissions – to fool the Nazis in the final year of World War II (page 58).

We also explore the fascinating, albeit often forgotten, life of 16th-century Irish pirate queen GraceO’Malley, whose exploits at sea and on land brought her face to face with Queen Elizabeth I (page 65) and find outwhy, in the 19th century, thousands of Mormons left their homes in Illinois to seek out newlives furtherwest (page 16). And we ask how history might have been different had Roman dictator Julius Caesar not been assassinated by a group of Roman senators in 44 BC (page 70). As ever, we also answer a host of historical conundrums on a range of topics – from votes for women, to howS t Bernard dogs got their name (page 73).

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