Great Tales From English History: Cheddar Man to DNA (Paperback)
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Great Tales From English History: Cheddar Man to DNA (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 18/10/2007
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From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage and passion - a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists. Now, in Great Tales of English History, Robert Lacey captures one hundred of the most pivotal moments: the stories and extraordinary characters who helped shape a nation. This first volume begins in 7150 BC with the life and death of Cheddar Man and ends in 1381with Wat Tyler and the Peasants' Revolt. We meet the Greek navigator Pytheus, whose description of the Celts as prettanike (the 'painted people') yielded the Latin word Britannici. We witness the Roman victory celebrations of AD 43, where a squadron of elephants were paraded through Colchester. And we visit the New Forest, in 1100, and the mysterious shooting of King William Rufus. Packed with insight, humour and fascinating detail, Robert Lacey brings the stories that made England brilliantly to life. From Ethelred the Unready to Richard the Lionheart, the Venerable Bede to the Black Prince, this is, quite simply, history as history should be told.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349117317
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 378 g
Dimensions: 199 x 132 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Beautifully written, full of things you didn't know and well worth a read if you want a new view on stories you though you already understood * LIVING HISTORY *
A great introduction to history and legend for children and adults who've forgotten * OBSERVER *
These human high-spots flash past like a newsreel with the leading characters in close-up, leaving you thinking - what an exceptional country ours is to produce so many interesting people * Books of the Year, DAILY MAIL *
Lacey's lively snapshots are always pithy and are delivered with a winning gung-ho enthusiasm * Books of the Year, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *

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