1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England
A comic satire upon textbook history squeezing in all the history you can remember from the Olden Days and dashing Queen Woadicea to the reigns of the Eggkings (Eggberd, Eggbreth and Eggforth, and their mysterious Eggdeath), from the dreadful story of Stephen and his aunt Matilda to the Magna... show more
A comic satire upon textbook history squeezing in all the history you can remember from the Olden Days and dashing Queen Woadicea to the reigns of the Eggkings (Eggberd, Eggbreth and Eggforth, and their mysterious Eggdeath), from the dreadful story of Stephen and his aunt Matilda to the Magna Charter, from the six burglars of Calais to the disillusion of the monasteries and the life of Broody Mary, from William and Mary, when England was ruled by an orange, to the Boston Tea-Party and the annoying confusion between Napoleon and Nelson, to the Peace to end all Peace. This light-hearted look at England and history provides a colorful commentary for all those with a curiosity for the past.
Publish date: January 1st 1991
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Pages no: 115
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, European History
Funny, requires quite good knowledge of British history.
A short and amusing volume of all the English history you will ever need to remember, and a clever dig at how history used to be taught in schools. The more up you are on your English history, the more you will appreciate and enjoy it. Some of the one liners are very funny. I laughed out loud lot...
Having recently read extracts from Jane Austen's teenage satirical work The History of England, I thought it was time to re-visit this classic work, first published in 1930. Jane Austen's work on the same theme reminded me of how much I had enjoyed reading this book more than thirty years ago. It is...
Things this book doesn't explain about England.(1) Fishfingers in a white bread roll. Not so much that they exist as they pass for nutrition.(2) First class on trains being quite often cheaper than economy.(3) The help I get in the Underground with my bag. And yet my niece with her baby in a pram ge...
Along the lines of American humor columnist Dave Barry's Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United Statesor Jane Austen's The History of England,its flippant attitude and often satirical tone are amusing, but in the end both Barry and Austen created more amusing and substantial works.