Great Tales from English History: Cheddar Man to the Peasants’ Revolt by Robert Lacey lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Little, Brown, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Maps;
From the cover: 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 from English History, Robert Lacey captures some of the most pivotal moments: the stories and extraordinary characters that helped shape a nation.
This first volume begins in 7150 BC with the intriguing life and death of Cheddar Man and ends in 1381 with Wat Tyler and the Peasants Revolt. We meet the Greek navigator Pytheas, whose description of the woad-painted Celts yielded pretannike (the land of the painted people), which became the Latin word Britannia. We witness the Roman victory celebrations of AD 43, where a squadron of elephants was 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 Piers the Ploughman, this is, quite simply, history as history should be told.
Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XI] 254 pages. Index. 8½” x 5¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my History British category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!