Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts from history. Many are
notable events: the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death in 1341,
the Great Fire of London, the execution of Louis XVI, the death of
Nelson, the American Civil War and the bombing of Hiroshima. But
there are also snapshots of more ordinary life - no less memorable
for that - including working conditions during the Industrial
Revolution, views of slave owners and slaves, Paul Gaugin choosing
a bride on Tahiti and the arrest of Dr Crippen.