Histories of the Unexpected

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Cards!

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis shuffle the decks of history to deal us the unexpected history of CARDS! Which is all about The Prize Papers of the High Court of Admiralty, annotations, seventeenth-century political culture and the Popish Plot of 1678, fashionability, gaming and leisure as well as gambling and the threat to moral society. It's also all about money, Armada playing cards and the German printmaker Peter Flötner! Who knew!