Histories of the Unexpected

Histories of the Unexpected explores the past in ways that you never dreamt possible. Surely there’s nothing unexpected about the past? About History? Aha, well Histories of the Unexpected adopts a new approach to exploring our past. Gone is the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements. Histories of the Unexpected argues that everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects. Like SLIME. Or COURAGE. or APPLAUSE.... Presented by Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.




This is a special episode to coincide with Sam's new 3-part TV series on BBC Four entitled Sword, Musket & Machine Gun - Britain's Armed History. If you're in the UK you can watch it on Thursday at 9pm or on iPlayer. Watch the trailer on YouTube.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


 2017-01-12  40m