1066 and All that: A Memorable History of England, Comprising All the Parts You Can Remember, Including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates

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Methuen, 2005 - History - 167 pages
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75th Anniversary edition of a top-selling humour classic The first date in English History is 55 B.C., 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. Since its publication in October 1935 1066 and All That has itself becomes part of our humour 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 upon textbook history and our confused recollections of it. 4 million copies sold worldwide since original publication, and continues to sell strongly 75th Anniversary gift-book edition. The perfect humour title for Christmas Brand new illustrations by Steven Appleby (Bloomsbury's The Secret Thoughts of Dogs/ Cats/ Babies)

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Review: 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England

User Review  - Richard Thomas - Goodreads

It's still funny after first reading more than 50 years ago. I always liked the exam questions but the whole book is a delight. Read full review

Review: 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England

User Review  - Karen Floyd - Goodreads

I have to re-read this periodically because it makes me laugh. And, as I have discovered since first reading it some 30 years ago, the more English history you know the funnier it is. It is a book for grinning and laughing out loud over. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Steven Appleby is the author of "The Truth About Love "and "Alien Invasion," He confesses to several problems of his own.

John D. Reynolds is a Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, where he holds the Tom Buell Chair in Aquatic Conservation.

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