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British History for Dummies | [Sean Lang]

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.
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Publisher's Summary

"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.

©2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (P)2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    michele philadelphia, PA, United States 05-10-13
    michele philadelphia, PA, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "British History for the Rest of Us"
    What did you love best about British History for Dummies?

    A good lecture that the rest of the English speaking world can relate to and understand.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Need more subjects "For Dummies" on Audio

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Addison Lansdale, PA 07-22-15
    Sharon Addison Lansdale, PA 07-22-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Well done"

    Complete and extensive!!! Britain has a long and wide history and it is where everything contemporary began!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • stuart
    7/30/15
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    "A Humorous look at a Serious subject"

    The author handles this complex and often tedious topic in a light hearted and humorous manner , ensuring that the content is memorable.
    The subject is long but I did it in bits and bites and thoroughly enjoyed it , and look forward to repeating certain sections.
    I really enjoyed the narrator's interpretation of the text. . The whole experience is enhanced by Jonathan's obvious enjoyment of the subject and his clear diction.
    THANK YOU ! !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Happy
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    6/26/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    4/2/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • michael brown
    4/1/15
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    "easy listening "

    Entertaining and full of facts, loved every minute., covers alot of British history that should be taught in school!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    2/13/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andres Jonsson
    12/12/14
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    "Spearheads you thru British History"
    Where does British History for Dummies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Those few I have listened to are of good quality and British History for Dummies is in the top.


    What other book might you compare British History for Dummies to, and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favourite?

    This question is not applicable


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Duh - n/a -The book takes many hours :)


    Any additional comments?

    Those interested in learning about British History - This is a great start!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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