Teaching: Packaged History

"Imagine yourself alive and at your present age in 1805; what would you be thinking about and hearing from everyone round you? Ten to one it would be the fear that England would be invaded by 'that devil in human form,' Napoleon."

Imagining one's self at great events such as the Battle of Trafalgar has always been a way to make history memorable—but imaginations often need more help than ordinary textbooks provide. So a clever Britisher has turned from books to kits: his Jackdaw No. I, dealing with Trafalgar, makes a child...

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