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Honest History Magazine – Issue #1


The Swan King

Set in the mid-19th century, our premiere issue explores the wild story of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and his castle, Neuschwanstein. Raised in the Bavarian countryside, King Ludwig II, also known as ‘Mad’ King Ludwig, grew up inspired by his surroundings and fairy tales. He ended up creating one of the most iconic castles in history, inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

6-12 years old


Printed and shipped from California using eco-friendly inks and materials.

1 in stock

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Honest HistoryWe started Honest History as a place for kids to explore the past and re-discover stories of people, just like us, who changed the world. In our experience, history contains answers and also sparks new questions — our goal is to bring true tales from around the world into the imagination of children (and their parents, too). We value research, journalistic integrity and accuracy above hyperbole. Truthfully, we believe that history contains stories with facts greater than any work of fiction. Our aim is to encourage children to conduct their own research and uncover stories of their own, supported by data and accompanied by a sense of adventure. Design plays a large role in our magazine and we set out to source the most talented illustrators to design each issue as something to collect and cherish. Finally, we believe in sustainable commerce and education, starting with green printing and leading to partnerships with schools and educational brands. We’re excited you’ve joined us on this adventure and, as always, happy reading.

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