The Great Cat Massacre

The Great Cat Massacre

Author: Gareth Rubin

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781782197683

Category: History

Page: 288

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In 1914, a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. "Ross-shire," one called down, but the porter heard "Russia." And so began a rumor that led to Germany losing World War I. Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear of heroic deeds and visionary leaders, but we never hear about the people who turned up late for court and thereby changed the law, or who stood in the wrong queue at university and accidentally won a Nobel Prize. The Great Cat Massacre: A History of Britain in 100 Mistakes demonstrates that the nation is as much a product of error as design. Through chapters on religion, law, culture, war, science, and politics, it reveals such things as how an edict from Pope Gregory IX helped spread the Black Death, how the sister of cricketer John Willes invented overarm bowling, and how, had a letter not been lost, Disraeli might never have become prime minister. This book is history told through human failings, schoolboy errors, bad luck, and extraordinary consequences; a history of mishearing, misdiagnosis, and misinterpretation—a history that you won't find in the textbooks.
The Great Cat Massacre
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Gareth Rubin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-08 - Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

In 1914, a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. "Ross-shire," one called down, but the porter heard "Russia." And so began a rumor that led to Germany losing World War I. Often the history
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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Dick Kirby
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-03 - Publisher: The History Press

David Ralph Martin was a cross-dressing criminal who carried out a string of sophisticated offences in the 1970s and ’80s. A prolific burglar, car thief, fraudster and gunman, he possessed a deep loathing of anyone in authority. In addition, he was a master of disguise and a veritable Houdini when
Harper's Weekly
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The Cultivator & Country Gentleman
Language: en
Pages: 848
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Categories: Housekeeping
Type: BOOK - Published: 1885 - Publisher:

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