The other day I came across The London Map of Days, by the distinguished North London printmaker Mychael Barratt. As the name suggests, it marks notable events for each day of the year, and I was glued to it for quite a while, studying the multitude of things that have happened in London.

Right up at the top of the print I noticed 4 July 1865.

London Map of Days

At first I was surprised - I associate the publication of Alice in Wonderland so closely with Oxford - but of course Macmillans was based in London and that is where the book was published.