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.
Of all British monarchs, Henry VIII is probably one of themost intriguing. His dogged determination to secure the continuity of the Tudor dynasty saw him marry six times and plunge the country into religious upheaval. Yet beneath the outward showof splendour and power lay aman crippledwith insecurity and paranoia. In this month’s cover feature (p26), Tracy Borman goes behind the scenes at the Tudor court to explore the private side of Henry VIII and discoverwhat day-to-day life in the king’s entourage would have been like.
Elsewhere, with the festive season upon us, we take a closer look at the story of the Nativity to find outwhat history can tell us about the birth of Jesus (p57). You can also read the incredible story of Ada Blackjack, the Iñupiat woman who survived two years marooned on an Arctic island (p43), as well as examine the work and legacy of America’s Founding Fathers (p67). And we’ll be casting ourminds back to the 1960s with a series of images that capture English life at that time, as seen through the lens of photographer Tony Ray-Jones (p50).If that’s not enough towhet your historical appetite, we’ll be exploring some of the potent – and pungent – smells that engulfed the streets of Georgian England – from rancid meat to toxic tobacco (p37).
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year – see you in 2020!