Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis took ‘Histories of the Unexpected’ to the Chalke Valley History festival in June 2019. James and Sam also participated in a pistol duel, taking on the role of seconds at the festival.
The Histories of the Unexpected podcast continues to go from strength to strength, with James and Sam performing at over 30 events so far this year including BBC History Weekends, Cambridge History Festival, the Oxford and Blenheim Literary Festivals and at the AyeWrite festival in Glasgow. One of the highlights was a sold out show for their home audience in the House in the University of Plymouth in February.
Four new Histories of the Unexpected books are due out in November covering an array of exciting topics including the Tudors, Vikings, Romans and World War II.