Windows 10 Home (64), Brave 0.13.4, Samsung 9 Plus Laptop
Open a new tab to, for example, ESPN.com. Click on a link on that page to take you to a new page (within the same tab). You can see that the Go Back control is now active.
Close the tab.
Reopen it with Ctrl-Shift-T. Notice that the Go Back control is now inactive, the history for that tab has not been restored.
Hope this helps.