This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

A-Z of History

Uncovering the unusual, uproarious and unbelievable, Nige Tassell updates our ultimate utopia of the unique
ILLUSTRATION: DAWN COOPER

USHERING IN THE UPPER ‘U’

Until 1629, the capital ‘U’ didn’t exist in any language. A ‘V’ was used instead, despite the lower-case variant of ‘u’ being in use for at least a century. Te change finally came about after a man named Lazare Zetzner began using an upper ‘U’ in his Strasbourg print shop.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of History Revealed - August 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - August 2016
$4.99
Or 499 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.76 per issue
SAVE
70%
$2.99
Or 299 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.77 per issue
SAVE
45%
$35.99
Or 3599 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.77 per issue
SAVE
40%
$17.99
Or 1799 points

View Issues

About History Revealed

August 2016 issue of History Revealed.