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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User Review  - Bill Bailey - Goodreads

Hysterically funny, although I think I missed many of the jokes because my Latin is not so good. Read full review

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User Review  - Flave the Impaler - Goodreads

I noted my thoughts going into this book: Do I know enough history to enjoy this, when it seems to rely so much on prior knowledge? Can I really be considered knowledgeable about my country at this ... Read full review

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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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