New BBC History trivia book

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Ever wondered who the richest man who ever lived was? Or why hatters were known to be mad? Or when sliced bread was invented? Or how the sandal-wearing Romans coped with the English winter?

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Well the answers to these and hundreds of other conundrums can be found in our brand new book The Celebrated Pedestrian which compiles the best questions featured in BBC History Magazine’s Q&A section over the past five years.

Also included are some fascinating trivia facts. Did you know, for example, that a man attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria in 1882 because she hadn’t praised his poetry sufficiently? Plus there is a selection of top ten lists on everything from riots to stammerers to writers banned by the Vatican.

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The book is priced at £9.99 but you can purchase it from our bookstore at the discounted rate of £6.99.