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1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England
W.C. Sellar
First published in 1930 in Punch, and then in book form, 1066 and All That quickly became a classic of English humour. Sixty years on, the acclaim for this comic satire upon textbook history is undiminished, the book's freshness of wit and humour ensuring it continues to claim a place in the minds of succeeding generations. Here, in one volume, is 'all the History you can remember': 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates. 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 (or Maud) 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; and from Fresh Attempts to Amuse Queen Victoria to the Peace to end Peace, here is the essential history of England. Including for the first time authentic contemporary illustrations, manuscripts and engravings, in both colour and black and white, which bring to life the satirized historical events described, and containing the original line drawings of John Reynolds, this new edition of 1066 and All That will be a source of renewed pleasure to those who already look on the text with affection, and bring equal enjoyment to those who come to the book for the first time.
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