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1,000 years of bizarre history from Britain and beyond.

Digital

6 pledges

The ebook edition and your name in the back of the book

Hardback

429 pledges

A first edition and your name in the back of the book

Signed Hardback

307 pledges

A signed first edition and your name in the back of the book

Signed Hardback + Mug

88 pledges

A Thoughty2 mug featuring a scene from the book (e.g. the flying alchemist), plus a signed first edition and your name in the back of the book
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Icarus: Send Thoughty2 to the Sun!

10 pledges

Taking inspiration from the 1501 alchemist who tried to fly (but completely refusing to learn any lessons from him), for every pledge this level receives we will attach an extra balloon to a copy of the book in an attempt to send it to the sun itself! We'll also record the endeavour so you can see how it went. Plus a signed first edition, a Thoughty2 mug and your name in the back of the book

Two Signed Hardbacks

19 pledges

Read with a friend, give a copy to an enemy, or try to send your own book to the sun! Two signed first editions sent together so you only have to pay shipping once, plus two names in the back of the book

Superfan

18 pledges

Identify yourself (or your Youtube channel/Twitter handle) as a history boffin and Thoughty2 Superfan. We'll list your name on a special page in the front of the book and we'll also add a balloon to the Icarus level in your honour. Plus a signed first edition.

The Shitest King Poster + Mug + Signed Book

10 pledges

We all know the real purpose of history is to discover who was the worst at it. Finally and definitively we'll send you a Thoughty2 poster ranking the shitest kings ever. We'll also send you the Thoughty2 mug and a signed book with your name in the back.

Personalised ‘Thank You’ Video (Limited number available)

2 pledges

Arran will send you a personalised video thanking you for supporting the book. Also includes the poster, mug, and a signed hardback with your name in the back.

Time Capsule: Bury Thoughty2 for Future Generations!

2 pledges

Help us preserve this precious document against nuclear apocalypse and end of days scenarios of all descriptions. We'll create a time capsule for the book and bury it along with a list of the noble men and women who supported this level. We’ll send you a record so your descendants can dig it up one day. You'll also get the poster, mug, and a signed first edition and your name in the back of the book

Personalised Research Video (Only 3 available)

Arran will create a special video researching a topic of your choosing. Perhaps it's something you're interested in, or perhaps it's simply something disgusting you want him to have to read about for ages - it's completely up to you! Plus the poster, mug, and FIVE signed first editions with your name in the back of the book

Patron

2 pledges

We'll print a special thank you at the front of the book listing you as the book's patron, and recognising your contribution to historical preservation. We'll also send you the poster and mug, add your name to Icarus and Time Capsule, and give you TEN signed first edition hardbacks.