Thoughty2 Presents: Stick A Flag In It
By Arran Lomas
1,000 years of bizarre history from Britain and beyond.
About the book
From the Norman Invasion in 1066 to the eve of the First World War, Stick a Flag in It is a thousand-year jocular journey through the history of Britain and its global empire.
The British people have always been eccentric, occasionally ingenious and, sure, sometimes unhinged – from mad monarchs to mass-murdering lepers. Here, Arran Lomas shows us how they harnessed those traits to forge the British nation, and indeed the world, we know today.
Follow history’s greatest adventurers from the swashbuckling waters of the Caribbean to the vast white wasteland of the Antarctic wilderness, like the British spy who infiltrated a top-secret Indian brothel and the priest who hid inside a wall but forgot to bring a packed lunch. At the very least you’ll discover Henry VIII’s favourite arse-wipe, whether the flying alchemist ever made it from Scotland to France, and the connection between Victorian coffee houses and dildos.
Forget what you were taught in school – this is history like you’ve never heard it before, full of captivating historical quirks that will make you laugh out loud and scratch your head in disbelief.
If you Pledge Icarus, do you also get the mug from one pledge below?
Hi Esmeralda! Yes, the Icarus level includes a mug too. Thank you so much for pledging. All the best, Arran.
How many pages will this book be?
Hey Joey. That is very difficult to say at this stage because the book's content is still being finalised. It will be over 100,000 words, however, which typically results in a book around 400 pages. Thank you for your support!
I would love to buy your book, but I am young and my mother wants to know what happens if I pledge but it doesn't reach 100%. I love your videos.
Hey Ethan. Thanks for your interest in supporting the book! In the unlikely event that it doesn't reach 100% you will get your pledge back. Please see here for more details: https://unbound.com/refunds
Hey, how many pages is the book!?
Hey Hector. That is very difficult to say at this stage because the book's content is still being finalised. It will be over 100,000 words, however, which typically results in a book around 400 pages. Thank you for your support!
Hello there, is there an estimated release date of the book? I've just finished reading the excerpt and it's awesome!
Hi Vlad, Glad you enjoyed the excerpt! Publication dates depend on when the target is reached and the manuscript handed in so we can start work on the book. We keep all supporters updated throughout the whole process, so keep an eye on your inbox. Thanks for the support! Unbound Support.
Hello, I will be moving in a few months, If I pledge right now will I be able to change my shipping address later?
Absolutely Brandon. You can see how to change your address for your order here: http://help.unbound.com/unbound-for-readers/managing-your-subscriptions/how-do-i-change-the-delivery-address-for-a-specific-order. Thanks for your support!
How long is the pledging open for?
Hi Bonnie, Thanks for your question. It's looking very likely that the book will reach its target, so once funding is successful most pledge rewards stay open until we need to move into the final stages of production. So there's plenty of time to support the book yet. I hope this helps, Unbound Support
Hey Unbound/Aaran, Longtime fan of the Thoughty2 channel and a lover of history. I am considering pledging the "Shitest King Poster + Mug + Signed Book" perk. Just to confirm, does this contain the two signed books with names in the front and back, as with previous perks? I'm a tad confused on this and just want to confirm.
Hi Shane, It's just the 'two signed hardbacks' level which includes two copies of the book at the moment. But we could create a level which would include all of the above plus two copies of the book if you'd like? You can always pledge now and upgrade once we've created the new level if you want to. Thanks, Unbound Support
When I backed this book, I hope it will reach the stretch goal of the free pdf copy because I have issues with my eyes and I have to read everything digitally. I was wondering if it doesn't reach that stretch goal may I request that my copy is redemed as a pdf and not a hardcover book?
Hi Max, Please do email us at email@example.com about this when the book is published and we'll help if we can. Thanks for supporting the book! Unbound Support
Just backed this book. Can’t wait to read it! In regards to my name in the book, I don’t have my last name listed here, but love to have it the book. Will you ask the names when the time comes? Thanks. Ferdy.
Hi Ferdy, You see how to change the name in the back of the book here: http://help.unbound.com/unbound-for-readers/managing-your-subscriptions/changing-the-supporter-name-thats-printed-in-a-book. I hope this helps! Unbound Support
Although you mentioned a pdf copy, will you also make a version specifically made for Kindle? For instance it underlines words that are less known and so on.
Hi Jan, We make all of our ebooks in PDF, mobi. (Kindle), epub. (Apple and other e-readers) and these will be published alongside the physical copies of the book. I hope this helps! Unbound Support
Hi Arron, If we got the hard cover book and above will we get the ebook with it or do we need to pay $15 for it.
Hi Justin, Everyone who pledged for a physical copy of the book will be sent the digital edition too when we release these. Best wishes, Unbound Support
Will I still get my name on the front of the book for pledging to the personalized research video just like the superfan?
Hi Justin, Great point! I will check with the team here and change the reward description if they're happy to add the names of the personalised research video supporters to the Superfan list in the front. Watch this space. Unbound support.
Hi Arron, On the superfan edition how will the names be displayed on the page? Will there be a preview before print for any amendments? Kind Regards, Richard Waring
Hi Richard, We usually display the names in alphabetical order. If you need to check or change the name you can read how to do this here: http://help.unbound.com/en/articles/3159741-changing-the-supporter-name-that-s-printed-in-a-book. I hope this helps. Unbound Support
Hello Arran! If I pledge for a signed copy, will it simply be your signature, or can it be personalised with my name/brief message? Sorry if this has already been answered somewhere else.
Hi Tommy, The signed level is a signature only, as we're not able to offer a personalisation unfortunately. Unbound Support
Hi Arran! Does the "Hardback" tier (£20) include my name in ALL copies of the book, or just the one sent to me? I.e. Will everyone receive a book with everyone's name in it, or just their own name?
Hi Thomas, All of the books have a supporter list in the back. So your name will appear alongside all of the other backers, in alphabetical order. I hope this helps! Unbound support.
I have received the book. Congratulations on getting it finished. However, I cannot see my son's name in it as I was expecting. Where can I find this? If he has been missed in error, what can you do to resolve this? Thank you.
Hi Tracey, We've just checked and your son's name is in the book on page 463. The names are orders alphabetically by surname. I hope this helps! Unbound support.