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Histories Of The Unexpected

Featuring Sam Willis and James Daybell 

A fast-paced and revolutionary new show for all the family that rampages around the past, showing how everything has a history and how everything links together in unexpected ways.

What links these together?
THE TITANIC • VESUVIUS • CHARLES I • GLOVES • PERFUME • HIROSHIMA • PROUST • HENRY VIII • DARWIN • SHAKESPEARE • THE MARY ROSE • SLAVERY • SHOES • CLOCKS
You’ll just have to come to find out…

Sam Willis is one of the country’s best known historians and has made more than ten TV series for the BBC and National Geographic including The Silk Road, Invasion!, Castles and Weapons.

James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth
University and is one of the country’s finest historical thinkers.

‘Fun, witty, and fast-paced...an innovative approach to telling history’
BBC History Weekend