Great Tales from English History: A Treasury of True Stories about the Extraordinary People -- Knights and Knaves, Rebels and Heroes, Queens and Commoners -- Who Made Britain Great

Great Tales from English History: A Treasury of True Stories about the Extraordinary People -- Knights and Knaves, Rebels and Heroes, Queens and Commoners -- Who Made Britain Great

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by Robert Lacey
     
 

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A feast for history lovers—the whole colorful parade of English history brilliantly captured in a single volume.

From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage, and passion. In GREAT TALES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY, Robert Lacey recounts the remarkable episodes that shaped a nation as only a great

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A feast for history lovers—the whole colorful parade of English history brilliantly captured in a single volume.

From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage, and passion. In GREAT TALES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY, Robert Lacey recounts the remarkable episodes that shaped a nation as only a great storyteller can: by combining impeccable accuracy with the timeless drama that has made these tales live for centuries.

This new paperback edition is encyclopedic in scope, gathering together all of Robert Lacey's great tales previously published in three separate hardcover volumes.

The book comprises 154 delectable stories, each brimming with insight, humor, and fascinating detail. Bite-sized history at its best, GREAT TALES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY belongs on every Anglophile's bookshelf."

An informative, trustworthy distillation, less a debunking than an entertaining, wryly lucid reconstruction of the facts. . . . The tales weave a narrative as finely thatched as an English cottage." -Tennessean"

Eminently readable, highly enjoyable. . . GREAT TALES should appeal to the reader who appreciates individuals and their personalities more than mere mass movements." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

Beautifully written, full of things you didn't know, and well worth a read if you want a new view on stories you thought you'd already understood." -Living History

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316067577
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
11/12/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
404,924
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.62(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Lacey is the coauthor of The Year 1000 and the author of such bestselling books as Majesty, The Kingdom, and The Queen Mother's Century. He lives in London.

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Great Tales from English History: A Treasury of True Stories about the Extraordinary People -- Knights and Knaves, Rebels and Heroes, Queens and Commo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! The short chapters made it a delight to read, bit by bit, each day. Hope Mr. Lacey writes a sequel--I'd buy it for sure. I enjoyed all the little tidbits of British history--it was like new news because the author wrote about things you never see in other books. Great stories!
HistorybuffMD More than 1 year ago
Robert Lacey has brilliantly presented a short history of England in an immensely readable format of short 2 - 5 page chapters covering some aspect of English history. It not only deals with well known individuals but some not so well known, but who had a great impact on the evolving culture of the nation and the world. It tells the tale stretching from 7000 BC to the present with a surprise ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
History as story.