James Daybell and Sam Willis – Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival


October 21, 2018


What links zebras to the Second World War? What connects partying to mental illness in Victorian Britain? And what ties the bed to the expansion of the British Empire? The answers to these questions and many more that will have never crossed your mind are revealed in Histories of the Unexpected

One of the country’s foremost historians, Dr Sam Willis, and leading academic, Professor James Daybell, take us on a journey of historical discovery through the entirely unexpected. Discover the Crimean War, the French Revolution, Tutankhamun and more via beards, paperclips and needlework.

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