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, 1999 - English wit and humor - 123 pages
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One of the most well-loved and best-selling British humor titles of all time

"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."

This humorous "history" is a book that has itself become part of the UK's history. The authors made the claim that "All the History you can remember is in the Book," and, for most Brits, 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 a population's confused recollections of it.

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User Review  - Bagpuss - LibraryThing

I might have enjoyed it more if I'd read it when I was 16. I say this for two reasons - 1. the humour is rather 'schoolboy' in style and also a bit dated now (the book was first published in 1930) and ... Read full review

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User Review  - ThothJ - LibraryThing

A completely irreverent look at British history. It is smart and funny, though I know that many of the jokes were totally over-my-head and I consider myself something of an amateur Anglophile. The ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
10
Section 3
20
Section 4
43
Section 5
49
Section 6
52
Section 7
57
Section 8
62
Section 9
67
Section 10
76
Section 11
81
Section 12
95
Section 13
99
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About the author (1999)

W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman began publishing their writing in Punch after World War I. Their books include And Now All This, Garden Rubbish, and Horse Nonsense.

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