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On This Day in History By Dan Snow

On This Day in History by Dan Snow

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Summary

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 This Day in History Summary

On This Day in History by Dan Snow

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.

On This Day in History Reviews

3,000 years of very surprising facts * Metro *
Fascinating * Independent *
Eclectic and eye-opening * Sunday Express S Magazine *
Great for dipping into . . . It's full of great stories and fascinating slants on epoch-changing events * Choice *
Eclectic and eye-opening * Sunday Express S Magazine *

About Dan Snow

Dan Snow is a historian, BAFTA-winning broadcaster and television presenter. His hugely popular History Hit podcast is downloaded a million times a month, has over 250,000 keen followers on Twitter and he has recently launched a history TV channel. He has presented shows such asArmada, Grand Canyon and Vikings. He has a regular slot on The One Show on BBC1. He has written several books including Battlefield Britain and The Battle of Waterloo.

Additional information

GOR010141943
9781473691308
1473691303
On This Day in History by Dan Snow
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Murray Press
2019-10-03
432
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