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1000 Years of Annoying the French (Paperback)
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1000 Years of Annoying the French (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 20/01/2011
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Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers. Was the guillotine a French invention? Non! It was invented in Yorkshire. Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066...

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552775748

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At first this is a really funny book as Clarke goes through the main historical events that Britain (well more England than anything) and France share and how some of the French interpretations are not necessarily... More

Paperback edition
27th February 2015
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“The 3rd history?”

Ther are three Histories: 1) that written by the victor; 2) that written by the vanquished; 3) the truth (much later). This book tells all 3 (I hope). Anyway, I enjoyed it immensely and learned from it!

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28th February 2011
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“Superb book!”

This is a book about history of which I am not a fan or knowledgeable. However this book brought the whole story of the French and English to light in a very entertaining and readable style. I assume it is reasonably... More

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4th July 2012
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