Love sci-fi and fantasy? You need to know history

New magazine All About History is like Horrible Histories but for all-ages

It turns out Queen Victoria wasn’t part-moody monarch, part-demon slayer; and President Abraham Lincoln didn’t trigger the vampire abolition movement. Alternative History books are usually more entertaining than the real thing, but All About History magazine is set to challenge authors like Seth Grahame-Smith, who can make the past more entertaining.

It’s a new launch that dusts off the key moments and figures that shaped the world we live in, with absolutely no boring bits. There’s eye witness reports to some of the most shocking events and maps that trace ground-breaking journeys, like the discovery of Australia. You’ll find out what it was like to be in the crowd the day US President John F Kennedy was shot dead; discover the 50 events that changed history, and learn to navigate the topics you really should know in the Bluffers’ Guides. That’s all in the first issue, on-sale 27 June 2013 for £3.99, packed with 100 pages of history from around the world.

All About History was the brainchild of the makers of knowledge-expanding magazines How It Works and All About Space, and Editor in Chief Dave Harfield says: “There’s no other magazine on the market that takes such an accessible and entertaining approach to the past. History is rich, diverse and fascinating and that’s exactly what we strive to reflect in this new launch; well-crafted stories filled with accurate, well-researched fact and expert opinions.”

All About History is on sale from today – buy it online from the ImagineShop, digitally for iPad, iPhone, Android and more from GreatDigitalMags.com, or subscribe and save 25% on the cover price!