History Revealed – August 2020
English | 91 pages | pdf | 55.17 MB

The Norman Conquest of 1066 is one of the most well-known dates in English history, an event that reshaped the fabric of English politics, society and language. But just who were the Normans, and how did they come to invade England in the first place? It’s a question answered by historian Marc Morris in this month’s cover feature, which presents (probably!) everything you could ever want to know about the Norman Conquest – from the Battle of Hastings, to the Bayeux Tapestry. Turn to page 26 to read more.
This summer should have seen the world’s top athletes head to Tokyo, Japan, for the 32nd modern Olympic Games. e Games have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we’re still getting into the Olympic spirit with a visitor’s guide to the Ancient Greek Olympics of 436 BC. Discover where to stay, who to watch and how to avoid any potential pitfalls from page 41.
Elsewhere, we explore the Potsdam and Yalta conferences of 1945, which saw leaders from Britain, the US and USSR shape the future of post-war Europe (page 20); discuss how America might have looked had US President Abraham Lincoln lived longer(page 68); examine the life of Protestant reformer Martin Luther (page 38); and meet Sergeant Stubby, America’s most famous canine hero (page 48). We also examine the incredible talent and tenacity of Gertrude Ederle, who, in 1926, became the first woman to swim the English Channel which you can find at magazine page 52

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