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From ranking the great eunuchs of the past to the most dangerous hair appointment of World War II, this wonderfully entertaining treasure trove of quirky historical trivia possesses all the charm and irreverence of Holland and Sandbrook's chart-topping podcast.
Make room Herodotus, stand down Bede, pipe down Pepys... there's a new history book in town.
From the chart-topping podcast The Rest is History, a whistle-stop tour through the past - from Alexander the Great to Tolkein, the Wars of the Roses to Watergate. The nation's favourite historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook take on the most curious moments in history, answering the questions we didn't even think to ask:
- Did the Trojan War actually happen?
- What was the most disastrous party in history?
- Was Richard Nixon more like Caligula or Claudius?
- How did a hair appointment almost blow Churchill's cover?
- Why did the Nazis believe they were descended from Atlantis?
Whether it is sending historical figures to Casa Amor in a series of Love Island, ranking history's most famous eunuchs and pigeons (including Winky, the unsung hero of the Second World War), or debating the meaning of greatness, there is nothing too big or too small for Tom and Dominic to unpick. So run your Egyptian milk bath, strap up your best Spartan sandals, and prepare for a journey down the highways and byways of the human past...
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
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