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The November 2016 issue of History Revealed.

Other Articles in this Issue

Editor’s Letter
Many of us know the story of William the Conqueror
Female workers at the Douglas Aircraft factory in Long Beach,
Weird and wonderful, it all happened in October
On 16 October 1968, two black American athletes court controversy at the Olympics
The barrier-breaking plane in facts and figures
Henry Ford embarks on revolutionising the methods of production – and delivers huge social change at the same time
When ten-year-old Lúcia dos Santos prophesised that the Virgin Mary would visit Earth, she could never have imagined the crowds who would flock to see
The world’s most famous tapestry was probably originally commissioned by William’s half-brother, Bishop Odo, and was made in England — not Bayeux — in the 1070s. It tells the story (from a largely Norman point of view) of the Battle of Hastings and the events that led up to that bloody day
Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse’s defeat of the flamboyant Colonel George Custer at the Little Bighorn has become one of the most famous and controversial episodes in American military victory. Julian Humphrys tells the story…
Far from being average bears, these ten cuddly critters have found fame on screen, in literature and even in battle
One of the toughest missions of World War II took place in the British countryside, as the codebreakers of Bletchley Park fought to end the Battle of the Atlantic. Jonny Wilkes reveals their secrets
As the pinnacle of antiquity’s ability in engineering, architecture and artistic beauty, they still cast their shadow over human endeavour today. Jonny Wilkes explores
The early decades of cinema, known as the silent era, set the stage for a golden age of movie magic and created iconic stars who are still revered today
Pat Kinsella meets the unfortunate French planet hunter, for whom the stars refused to align during a decade-long misadventure chasing Venus around the world
Was its most renowned female ruler an astute military leader and spearhead of human rights, or a deceitful harlot who only served the privileged?
Julian Humphrys looks at how the illegitimate son of a tanner’s daughter defied the odds to become a leading contender for the crown of England
An oil shortage brought the US to its knees and caused shockwaves around the world
THe British secret weapon that revolutionised ground warfare
Today they’re among the world’s most popular items of clothing,
What’s caught our attention this month…
An Iron Age hillfort, a Roman then Saxon stronghold, a Norman powerbase and a corrupt parliamentary constituency, Old Sarum has enjoyed a sprawling history
This month’s best historical books
Get in touch – share your opinions on history and our magazine
Nige Tassell knows what’s what, and with wondrous wordmanship, writes up on the weird and the wonderful