James Daybell & Sam Willis – Histories of the Unexpected


March 12, 2019

From the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians – but via entirely unexpected subjects.

Find out how the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War; how the history of paperclips is all about the Stasi; how the history of bubbles is all about the French Revolution.

And who knew that Heinrich Himmler, Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian orphans?


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