Episode 5: Lightning
Monday, October 24th, 2016
Join the Preacher of the Past, Dr Sam Willis and the Antidote to Antiquity, Professor James Daybell, as they steer their very own DeLorean through the unexpectedly charged history of lightning. It will be a high voltage flight from Nelson to Dickensian ghosts. Along the way they will make the lightning flash links between American Independence, superstitious English
sailors, Protestant winds and Nazi P.E kits.
Take a seat, for as Dickens himself said: ‘Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler and a corkscrew,’ for this unexpected history may get a little electrifying.
‘I call the Living I mourn the Dead I break the Lightning’ (inscribed on the Great Bell of the Minster of Schaffhausen)
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