WELCOME JANUARY 2024

For this, the final issue of BBC History Revealed, we’ve pulled together a host of historical conundrums and fascinating facts that may – or may not – turn you into a history genius! At the very least, you’ll be sure to impress at any New Year dinner parties. This may be our last print issue, but you can rest assured that the editorial team isn’t going anywhere. We’re moving into new roles across Immediate Media’s history portfolio and will be producing the same great content we’ve been creating since 2014 for our sister publication, BBC History Magazine, and our website, HistoryExtra.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers for their support and historical enthusiasm over the years. I’ve loved creating every issue and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them. Don’t forget, you can find an extensive archive of BBC History Revealed and BBC History Magazine content at historyextra.com, as well as bespoke articles and ad-free podcast episodes. And in January 2024, I’ll be helping to launch a new series of online short courses, inspired by BBC History Revealed’s much-loved Essential Guides.

Happy New Year to you all.

Charlotte Hodgman Editor

THIS MONTH’S BIG NUMBERS

20,000 The estimated number

of people sacrificed

across the Aztec empire every year

£20m The cost (in modern money) thought to

have been spent constructing Nonsuch

Palace in Surrey

40,000 The amount, in litres, of whiskey produced by George Washington at

his Mount Vernon distillery, in 1799

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