In this fabulously watchable series, QI’s Director of Information John Mitchinson teaches us about the lives, loves and work of six great Victorians.
Each lecture in this six-part course, totalling over 90 minutes of video, is accompanied by handy notes featuring datelines and further reading. The videos can by watched limitless times.
Lesson One: Florence Nightingale – Did you know that Nightingale went to bed for fifty years?
Lesson Two: William Morris – More than just a wallpaper designer, Morris was a political revolutionary.
Lesson Three: Karl Marx – Find out about the theorist’s poor health, lack of money and heavy drinking.
Lesson Four: Charles Darwin – Learn why Darwin was such a worrier.
Lesson Five: Mary Kingsley – A brilliant female explorer and best-selling author.
Lesson Six: Frank Buckland – Eater of bluebottles and other strange animals.