On This Day in History

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3000 years of the most important stories from the past in 365 days -- from the Ides of March to D-Day, from Britain's favourite historian
On which day was history's shortest war waged and won (in roughly 40 minutes)? How was Napoleon bested by a group of rabbits in 1807? Why did a dispute about beer in an Oxford pub lead to over 100 deaths and 470 years of penance? Why in 1752 did Britain go to bed on 2nd September and wake up on the 14th? How did a women's march in 1917 set off the Russian Revolution?

'On This Day in History' brings to life a key event that happened on each day of the year.

From the most important British battle that you've never heard of (20 May 685) to the first meeting of Lennon and McCartney (6 July 1957), and from why Julius Caesar should have been wary of the Ides of March (15 March 44BC) to the day Jeanne de Clisson became a pirate and single-handedly declared war on the King of France (2 August 1343), history is full of unlikely heroes and fascinating turning points.

In this book Dan Snow shows us how each day offers a different and unexpected insight into our past. And story by gripping story, this year grows into a vivid, very human history of the world.
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Weight 0.300000
Author Snow, Dan
Availability IP
Department History
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781473691308
Pages 432
Published 03/10/2019
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Section History
Size Unfolded 198x129mm
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