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1066 and All That

Yeatman, R. J.

ISBN 10: 0413772705 / ISBN 13: 9780413772701
Usado / Paperback / Cantidad: 9
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Título: 1066 and All That

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro: Good

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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. N° de ref. de la librería GOR001266014

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Sinopsis: "Canute began by being a Bad King on the advice of his Courtiers, who informed him (owing to a misunderstanding of the Rule Britannia) that the King of England was entitled to sit on the sea without getting wet." 1066 And All That is a book that has itself become part of our history. The authors made the claim that "All the History you can remember is in the Book" and, for most of us, they were probably right. But it is their own unique interpretation of events that has made the book a classic; an uproarious satire on textbook history and our confused recollections of it: "The first date in English History is 55 BC, in which year Julius Caesar (the memorable Roman Emperor) landed, like all other successful invaders of these islands, at Thanet. This was in the Olden Days, when the Romans were top nation on account of their classical education, etc."

Sinopsis: 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 Williamanmary, 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 colourful commentary for all those with a curiosity for the past.

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