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Lightbulb Moments in Human History (Book II) : From Peasants to Periwigs

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Lightbulb Moments in Human History: From Peasants to Periwigs continues the humorous and informative series exploring the big ideas that have shaped humanity.

Packed with laughs and fascinating insights, it documents the progression from the boozy peasants of the Middle Ages to the bewigged boffins of the Scientific Revolution.

Along the way, you’ll find answers to burning questions such as: Why did a mob of peasants follow a 'divinely inspired' goose to the Crusades?

Was Captain Cook really devoured by cannibals, or was it just a terrible misunderstanding?  What the hell is a periwig, and why did the best-dressed seventeenth-century men insist on wearing them?

Lightbulb Moments in Human History: From Peasants to Periwigs by Scott Edwin Williams is not the history you were taught in school.

It demonstrates that, despite all evidence to the contrary, our world is actually getting better.

So grab a mug of mead, slap on your finest periwig, and dive into the rich history of human ingenuity.

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John Hunt Publishing
1803415029 / 9781803415024
Paperback / softback
303.409
29/03/2024
United Kingdom
English
336 pages
22 cm