British History For Dummies

British History For Dummies

by Se?n Lang
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British History For Dummies by Se?n Lang

This book is a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped Britain. Always getting those kings and queens confused? Never sure what happened when? Then you need this book. Inside you'll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire building, and forbidden love — not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips!

  • Revised and expanded to include the historical parliamentary elections of 2010 and the British mission in Afghanistan
  • Accompanied by access to a timeline and 'Who's Who in British History' section on
  • This new edition contains an 8-page color insert so you can see who, what and where the ensuing historical action takes place

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470978191
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 436
Sales rank: 442,801
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Seán Lang, PhD is the author of the best-selling European History For Dummies. He is a senior university lecturer in history and has been teaching history to school, college, and university students for more than two decades.

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British History for Dummies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book just to see how amusing it's interpretation of British History would be to a Briton. I find it very interesting and amusing. Too bad our history books in school were not written this way!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a general overview of British history that would fill in some of the gaps in my existing knowledge---I wasn't expecting it to be so much fun! This book is highly engaging, humorous, and informative. The author clears up some of British history's most confusing topics (Wars of the Roses, for instance) with great one-liners and englightening explanations that are easy to remember. I highly recommend this book for those who knows nothing about British history and those who know just about everything; you can't finish this book without gaining something.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wass up how old are u
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Rokki2 More than 1 year ago
Ties centuries and millennia together in an interesting, concise manner. Helps with the facts that got lost or muddled. Tosses in interesting, but relevant issues and trivia.
DukeNC More than 1 year ago
For light entertainment and interesting, somewhat "different" bits of information about English history, this is an excellent choice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to percy jackson and the lightning theif any day @ 3:30 and title it hey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey people
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What book u want to go
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Try the illiad