The Celebrated Pedestrian and Other Historical Curiosities

The Celebrated Pedestrian and Other Historical Curiosities

by B B C History Magazine (Author)


Who is the Downing of Downing Street? What did the first illuminated adverts in Piccadilly Circus advertise? Was Oliver Cromwell actually Welsh? Questions like these and many more are answered in this, the first ever miscellany from the editors of BBC History Magazine . The Celebrated Pedestrian - the title refers to people in Victorian times who walked for sport - collects a wide variety of historical facts and curiosities, helping to uncover little-known truths (Who was the richest man who ever lived?) and debunk myths (Was there one man who survived both the sinkings of the Titanic and the Lusitania?) from ancient times to the present day. Also including a collection of fascinating lists (Top 10 famous riots! Top 10 writers who were banned by the Vatican!) and 'This Day in History' features, The Celebrated Pedestrian is the perfect gift for trivia fans and history buffs alike.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Publisher: BBC Books
Published: 08 Oct 2009

ISBN 10: 1846077621
ISBN 13: 9781846077623
Book Overview: The first ever miscellany from the team at BBC History Magazine

Media Reviews
The perfect Christmas book, compiled by the editors of BBC History Magazine. The Celebrated Pedestrian is a miscellany of historical facts and curiosities which uncovers little-known truths, debunks myths - or simply entertains. The Oldie
Author Bio
BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE is a monthly magazine from the British Broadcasting Corporation that explores themes in British history.