1066 and All That: A Memorable History of EnglandPaperback
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- Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 120mm x 194mm x 14mm | 100g
- Publication date: 1 October 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0413772705
- ISBN 13: 9780413772701
- Illustrations note: illustrations genealogy table, map
- Sales rank: 18,623
One of the most well-loved and best-selling British humor titles of all time "Canute began by being a Bad King on the advice of his Courtiers, who informed him (owing to a misunderstanding of the Rule Britannia) that the King of England was entitled to sit on the sea without getting wet." This humorous "history" is a book that has itself become part of the UK's history. The authors made the claim that "All the History you can remember is in the Book," and, for most Brits, they were probably right. But it is their own unique interpretation of events that has made the book a classic; an uproarious satire on textbook history and a population's confused recollections of it.
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W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman began publishing their writing in Punch after World War I. Their books include And Now All This, Garden Rubbish, and Horse Nonsense.
By Jo Willmott 17 Jun 2014
Loved it. Excellent gift for anyone who loves English history and who has at least a passing knowledge of it.