Essential reading for history buffs
Published on 23rd November 2020
To anyone out there interested in history RB Digital have some great magazines to check out. All about History is an entertaining and educational magazine that brings to life the most fascinating and important periods of human history.
Perfect for readers of all ages, the magazine makes history fun for all the family - perfect for adults with an interest in history and children looking to learn how the world became the way it is today.
Each month, the magazine brings together features from world-renowned historians, with sensational photos and illustrations. All About History magazine shares the thrilling stories, from ancient empires, kings and queens, to world wars and technological advances.
This month has some excellent content including an article about Martin Luther King Junior and Malcolm X. Two men who were considered in opposition to each other but also inspired each other as well. A rivalry that supercharged the Civil Rights Movement.
History Revealed is another great title. Each issue has a section that takes a closer look at some of history’s big stories such as the Wild West or Ancient Rome.
Each month, an unrivalled selection of historians and authors, including Michael Wood, David Olusoga, Mary Beard and Antony Beevor, share their insights into a wide range of topics, exploring everything from ancient civilizations to modern military, social and political history.
The magazine is authoritative and accessible, beautifully illustrated throughout with a superb range of historical photographs, paintings and artefacts. This month has a feature on Henry VIII with a comprehensive look at his relationship with each of his six wives.
There's also a good piece on what would have happened if the Gunpowder Plot (1605) had succeeded.
BBC History Magazine contains engrossing stories from contributors with entertaining features written by the world's leading historians, and journalists.
This month has a really interesting piece entitled, “The best of times …..The worst of times’’ , in which the gap between the very wealthy and the very poor in the Regency era is examined. The Regency in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was a period at the end of the Georgian era, when King George III was deemed unfit to rule due to his illness, and his son ruled as his proxy, as prince regent. Upon George III's death in 1820, the prince regent became King George IV.
“...this was a period in which the wealthiest gorged themselves on the fruits of Britain's industrial might, while the working classes endured lives that were often nasty, brutish, and short”.
If you think you have it tough, read history books. Bill Maher
Watch our how to video for more information. Submitted by Harry M. in Central library. Back issues of these Digital Magazines are also available. Happy Reading.