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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 15/11/2018
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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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473691278
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 492 g
Dimensions: 222 x 164 x 39 mm

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Using the deceptively simple technique of exploring one key event for every day of the year  (some infamous, others unfamiliar) Dan Snow builds an impressively accessible global history.
Meet Historian and Broadcaster Dan Snow

Meet Historian and Broadcaster Dan Snow

Salisbury
Saturday 24th November 13:00 - 14:00

Meet Historian and Broadcaster Dan Snow who will be signing copies of his new book 'On this Day in History'

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Dan Snow - On This Day of History

Dan Snow - On This Day of History

Canterbury - Rose Lane
Monday 26th November

Dan is a Bafta-winning broadcaster whose podcast is downloaded a million times a month. He says “In a world of fake news and cuts to history education, I want to engage a new generation with this book of pivotal moments in history, well-known and obscure.” Colourful, thoughtful world history from a master of the craft.

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An evening with Dan Snow

An evening with Dan Snow

London - Piccadilly
Tuesday 27th November 18:30

Historian and BAFTA-winning broadcaster, Dan Snow will be joining us in store to discuss his new book: On This Day in History. Bringing to life a key event that happened on each day of the year, Dan’s new book shows how each historical event offers a different and unexpected insight into our past, weaving together a vivid, very human, history of the world.

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