Episode 60: Our Books

Friday, April 6th, 2018

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”   (Winston Churchill)

Welcome to Histories of the Unexpected where you will discover the history of things that you did not know had a history; like the history of chalk, or the history of valleys – or even chalk valleys!

Let us join the man of letters, Professor James Daybell, and the sailor of the sea of history, Dr Sam Willis, as they journey through the blockade and deliver to you the unexpected history of their books.

So, if you are sitting comfortably then our authors will tell you a tale about the books they wrote, highlighting how the women letter writers of the Early Modern period have influenced what we know about their contemporaries, and how the books and material you buy and read have impacted upon the nature of naval history today.

Join Sam and James as they move onto the next chapter to reveal that this unexpected history is actually all about; dissemination, communication, production, collaboration and presentation. This episode has it all!

“Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.”    (Oscar Wilde)

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