f time travel were possible, most people would choose to visit a significant moment in history so that they could witness the first powered flight, Julius Caesar's assassination in ancient Rome, or the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb
These are just a few of the events described in Eyewitness to History. This book features first-hand accounts of major events by those who saw them happen. The witnesses include prominent historical figures such as Marco Polo, Queen Victoria, Captain Scott, Orville Wright and Che Guevara; they also include many ordinary people who just happened to be in the right place at the right time, like Edward Grim and Jean Hill - people like us.
Eyewitness to History puts you, the reader, in the privileged position of being there - without the very real danger that is often involved.
About the Author
Commended for his meticulous research and fluency of expression, Rodney Castleden's work has been published for 30 years. A teacher of history, he lives and works in Brighton.