A unique book depicting historical events of the last 150 years. Shown in a year-by-year timeline, the events are documented by spectacular images charged with emotion. Starting in 1850 this book charts the major and minor events that made history through evocative photographs, paintings and drawings. Rare portraits of fascinating historic figures such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Darwin, Stirling Moss and Kurt Cobain share the page with the most unforgettable moments in history including the Charge of the Light Brigade (1854), Ernest Shackleton's attempt to reach the South Pole (1909) and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997). More than 6,000 events are listed altogether and another 20,000 images are supplied on an enclosed CD-ROM. A fascinating journey in time through a lens.