Built up from a collection of Matthew Stamford favourite historical anecdotes, this book will quiz and delight the history lover or those of us like Matthew that left history in school. Covering subjects such as World War to Politics and Diplomacy, this book has something for everyone. Covering the popular such as: 'What did Bob Dylan describe as "just an excuse to sell tie-dye"?' or 'What is the origin of the 'v' sign?' to the more obscure, 'Which 20th century British Prime Minister was technically a Mohawk Indian?'.
Matthew Stamford is originally from South Yorkshire but now lives in London. His formal education in history finished at the age of 14 and to correct "this embarrassing ignorance" he started to read history six years before producing this book. This book was a product of both this study and a bad memory, turning a record of favourite snippets on to the vehicle of a quiz.