"My kind of history!" says Terry Jones (Monty Python) of British History for Dummies.
Putting history into a perspective, this is an engaging, entertaining and educational trip through time, packing in equal parts fun and facts. Recently updated, British History For Dummies introduces listeners to recent events, including British actions in Afghanistan, and David Cameron's formation of Britain's first coalition Cabinet since World War II.
But don't worry - British History For Dummies doesn't skimp on the old stuff! It's a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped Britain. Always got those kings and queens confused? Never sure what happened when? You need this audiobook. You'll hear 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.
With more than 250 million books in print and more than 1,800 titles, For Dummies is the most widely recognized and highly regarded reference series in the world. Since 1991, For Dummies has helped millions make everything easier. For Dummies audiobooks offer listeners proven experts presenting even the most complex subjects in plain English.
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A good lecture that the rest of the English speaking world can relate to and understand.
The narrator was a character in himself because he brings the ancient to life with modern day understanding. A very slight Monty Python twist to keep it interesting, but the integrity of the subject is real.
Need more subjects "For Dummies" on Audio
"Enjoy history with a smile now and again."
Light hearted but true as far as history can be, bearing in mind history it is all half prejudice and half guesswork.
"Fantastic. Reminds you to be proud to be British."
Simple and well read. Very informative and clearly well researched.
Would recommend to anyone trying to brush up on history and even to those that aren't.
"easy listening "
Entertaining and full of facts, loved every minute., covers alot of British history that should be taught in school!
"More history For Dummies please!"
An excellent and well informed audiobook! I just wish that there were more For Dummies audiobooks about history and education.
"Spearheads you thru British History"
Those few I have listened to are of good quality and British History for Dummies is in the top.
I have been listening to The Great Turning Points in British history. This one is better to start with, will probably enjoy the other one more after listening to this one.
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Duh - n/a -The book takes many hours :)
Those interested in learning about British History - This is a great start!
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