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History of Leicester in 100 People



Автор: Stephen Butt


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From Verecunda, a girl in love with a Roman gladiator, who etched his name on a love token, to the footballer and television presenter Gary Lineker, and popular fashion consultant Gok Wan, it is characters such as this that have contributed to Leicester's long and exciting history, and sent its name around the world.

It was in Leicester that DNA fingerprinting was invented and Thomas Cook pioneered his dream of tourism for the masses.

Sir David Attenborough met his first dinosaur and Alfred Russel Wallace formulated the concept of natural selection, possibly before Charles Darwin.



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