The History Hit Miscellany of Facts, Figures and Fascinating Finds


‘History is a bottomless reservoir of all the bonkers, heroic, awful and weird things we eccentric humans have ever done. We can’t help generating extraordinary stories… Most importantly, like all the best stories, they are true.’ – Dan Snow

Have you ever wondered what Stalin did before he became leader of the Soviet Union? Did you know Socrates, Alcibiades and Aristophanes once got together to talk about love? Why did Sergeant Stubby become famous? What’s the difference between a dolmen and a barrow? Which king invaded Yorkshire in 1471? Was Napoleon really small? Did Edison invent the light bulb? Who said ‘Pardon me, sir, I didn’t mean to’ just before they were executed? When were submarines invented?

The answers to all these questions and so much more is contained within this wonderful miscellany of historical facts, figures and fascinating finds which will enthral, entertain and inform everyone who loves history and wants to know more about more.

The ultimate gift for every history lover, from the creators of the History Hit podcasts

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