1000 Years of Annoying the French (Paperback)Stephen Clarke (author)
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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 ...
From the Norman (not French) Conquest, to XXX, it is a light-hearted - but impeccably researched - account of all out great-fallings out.
In short, the French are quite right to suspect that the last 1,000 years have been one long British campaign to infuriate them. And it's not over yet...
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 514 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 34 mm
Edition: Revised edition
Relentlessly and energetically rude about almost every aspect of French history and culture * Mail on Sunday *
Anyone who's ever encountered a snooty Parisian waiter or found themselves driving on the Boulevard Peripherique during August will enjoy this book * Daily Mail *
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I found the book to be well researched and well written. It was very informative and differed only slightly from other 'historical' works that I have read. However, it was written in such way that I was... More
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