The Greatest Nobodies of History

The Greatest Nobodies of History

Minor Characters from Major Moments


History belongs to the heroes. But to get the full story, sometimes you have to ask the side characters.

The lives of Leonardo da Vinci, Henry VIII and Queen Victoria fill bookshelves and fascinate scholars all over the world. But little attention is given to the ferret who posed for the renaissance master, the servant who oversaw the Tudor’s toilet time, or the famous horse who thrilled the miserable old monarch.

These supporting cast members have been waiting in the wings for too long, and Adrian Bliss thinks it’s high time they join their glory-hogging contemporaries in the spotlight. Fortunately, - thanks to some recently discovered ancient complaint letters, court transcripts and memoirs in bottles - now they can.

Equal parts fascinating and hilarious, the Greatest Nobodies of History is a surreal love letter to life’s forgotten heroes featuring hitherto undocumented accounts from Ancient Greece to the frontlines of the Great Emu War.

All that follows really happened, and some of it could even be true...

About the author

Adrian Bliss

Adrian Bliss is a creator, writer and performer from London best known for his comedy sketches on TikTok which explore everything from history to natural science to religion.

Adrian’s work has earned him over 15 million followers across social media and has been profiled in CNN, The Guardian and Vogue. Adrian was named one of the New Faces of Comedy at Just For Laughs, and his one-man play “Inside Everyone” sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival prior to opening.
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