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Famous People In History

AuthorNicolas Soames

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Duration2h 31m

CategoriesChildren and Young Adult Non-Fiction and Educational Titles, History

Key StageKS2

PublisherNaxos

VersionAbridged

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Short biographies of ten people whose energy, imagination and courage changed the world: Columbus, Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Mozart, Nelson, Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln and Anne Frank.

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