The Beastly Battles Of Old England: The misguided manoeuvres of the British at war (Hardback)Nigel Cawthorne (author)
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Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves - there have been a good few civil wars - and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots, the Irish, the French . . . When that got too easy, we set off around the world to find other people to fight. This was usually done with a hubris that invited some ludicrous pratfall.
In THE BEASTLY BATTLES OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival's mistresses to even the score, it is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity, massive misjudgements and general beastliness.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 204 x 132 x 26 mm
Edition: Digital original