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

History Hit Guide to Medieval England: From the Vikings to the Tudors – and Everything in Between

Have you ever wondered about Edgar Ætheling, the fourteen-year-old who took on William the Conqueror? Or about the woeful collapse of the Angevin Empire under King John? Or what about Eleanor Cobham, a noblewoman found guilty of witchcraft for predicting the death of the King?

Join Matthew Lewis and the creators of History Hit on a guided tour spanning more than five centuries of English medieval history and witness spectacular changes in military, political and economic spheres. At home and overseas, England’s status and identity was in constant flux, and yet through it all, the nation withstood the turmoil of everything from the 9th century attack of the Great Heathen Army to the year of three kings in 1483 – just.

From the bit before 1066 – which matters just as much! – through to the Wars of the Roses, The History Hit Guide to Medieval England charts the extraordinary development of a young nation that went on to emerge as a global superpower.

A fascinating exploration of England from the Vikings to the Tudors – and everything in between.

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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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