The Great Minds range brings together our favourite puzzles of all time and links each with one of the greatest minds of all time.
Each character has been thoughtfully placed with a relevant puzzle and the products are finished in an antique style to give them an aged look.
Cleopatra’s Asp and Pyramid – The last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra is one of history’s most famous and enigmatic queens. She took her own life by being poisoned by the bite of an asp, rather than being paraded through the streets of Rome as the mistress of the defeated Mark Anthony.
Boadicea’s Chariot Wheels – A great warrior queen of the Iceni in England, Boadicea led a rebellion against the outrageous behaviour of the Romans following the death of her husband. She is famed for riding in her chariot encouraging the Ancient Briton rebel forces in battle against the Romans.
Curie’s Asteroid – A physicist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Her achievements include isolating radioactive isotopes and the discovery of two elements, Polonium and Radium.
Victoria’s Cross - Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Emperor of India. Victoria reigned for sixty-three years. In recognition of honourable military service to the British Empire, she introduced the Victoria Cross medal in 1856, as the highest honour for military valour. It remains the most prestigious military award.
Nightingale’s Lamp – Founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale rose to fame during the Crimean war. There she organised teams of nurses, becoming known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ for tending the wounded at night.
Recommended for ages 8 years+