Histories of the Unexpected

Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis are launching their new 'Histories of the Unexpected' book in October 2018

In this fascinating and original new book, Sam and James lead us on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes – from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians – but via entirely unexpected subjects.

  • @ “History isn't straightforward. It's a complex web of twists and turns. This book will show you how surprising, exciting and downright unexpected history can be.” – Janina Ramirez
  • @ “This is a wonderful, eclectic and entertaining history of everything, full of fascinating, surprising stories.” – Suzannah Lipscomb