|Pages/Publication Date:||432 / 2019|
On which day was history's shortest war waged and won (in roughly 40 minutes)? How was Napoleon bested by a group of rabbits in 1807? And why did Britain go to bed on September 2, 1752 and wake up on the 14th? Chockfull of odd facts, this guide brings to life a key event that happened on each day of the year. From the most important British battle that you've never heard of (May 685) to the first meeting of Lennon and McCartney (July 1957) to the day Jeanne de Clisson became a pirate and single-handedly declared war on the King of France (August 2, 1343), Dan Snow's book demonstrates that history is full of unlikely heroes and fascinating turning points.