A Pointless History of the World is a complete and meticulously researched series of essays on our rich and glorious past. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, two of the world’s foremost experts on Things Before Their Time take you on a step-by-step journey through history.
From the Big Bang to the Fall of the Roman Empire, from the Ice Age to the Evolution of Language, from Henry VIII to Last of the Summer Wine: all of civilisation is here. A publishing first, this thoroughly comprehensive and highly ambitious quest through Time and Space is interspersed with questions for all the family from TV’s most popular tea-time quiz show, Pointless. This is Alexander and Richard’s biggest book yet.
The book no historian can afford to be without, it comes complete with introduction and footnotes.
 Highly selective
 Largely cobbled together from what we can remember from school
 That’s not even a thing
 Under no circumstances to be used for reference