Provides a look at some of the finest battles ever to be fought. This book presents about a 100 stories, such as the extraordinary 'Battle That Never Was' between two Celtic tribes that never began, the ill-fated launch of the Russian warship Novgorod and the Victoria Cross winner who seemed absolutely determined to die, yet survived, and more.
Tom Quinn is a journalist, juggler, orange peel collector and expert on Victorian fish painters, who spends much of his time travelling round Britain looking for quirky subjects to write about. He has written five titles in the best-selling Strangest series. Tom also writes occasional obituaries for The Times and edits Country Business magazine.
Endlessly entertaining, these albums of mad miscellany abound with true accounts of history s strangest characters and events from potty potentates to dotty inventions. A mind-boggling excursion through the byways of the bizarre."