Was Queen Victoria Ever Amused?
Paperback 256pp Illustrated
9781445613376   Product Code: 18247
Colourful tales abound in British history: Drake playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe as the Armada approached, Alfred the Great burning the cakes, the apple falling on Newton's head and triggering his epiphany about gravity. This amusing collection of historical investigations examines the evidence for such legendary events and assesses why the stories arose and how they survived to become part of our national heritage.