Tiny Histories

Tiny Histories

Trivial Events and Trifling Decisions that Changed British History

Hardback224pp Illustrated210x134mm

9781787130982     Product Code: 506832


In 1831, 26-year-old Captain Robert FitzRoy advertised for a companion to join him on a voyage to South America. The ship was the HMS Beagle; the successful applicant the young Charles Darwin; the result of the voyage the theory of natural selection. This entertaining compendium of 40 historical anecdotes, whose topics include science, politics, food and literature, illustrates how seemingly insignificant events can alter the course of history. 

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