This book is a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped Britain. Always get those kings and queens confused? Never sure what happened when? 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.
Praise for British History For Dummies
"It puts the history of Britain into the sort of perspective I've always hoped for."
—Terry Jones, Monty Python star and co-author of Who Murdered Chaucer?
"Honestly—you can't beat British History For Dummies."
—Bernard Cornwell, author of the Sharpe novels
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Famous and infamous Britons
Key royal, military, and cultural eras
Power in Britain: Who lost it, who took it
The rise and fall of Britain's global empire
History as it connects to Britain today