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Great Tales From English History, Volume III | [Robert Lacey]

Great Tales From English History, Volume III

Starting in 1690, in the reign of William and Mary, this collection of freshly researched stories recounts the modern history of England. Robert Lacey's gift for marrying great events with extraordinary individuals illustrates familiar tales from new, often quirky and always entertaining angles.
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Starting in 1690, in the reign of William and Mary, this collection of freshly researched stories recounts the modern history of England. Robert Lacey's gift for marrying great events with extraordinary individuals illustrates familiar tales from new, often quirky and always entertaining angles.

©2006 Robert Lacey; (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd

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    Robyn 06-01-13
    Robyn 06-01-13
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    "history made easy (and very interesting)"

    I have read a fair bit of English history, but found Robert Lacey's unique approach compelling reading. Each anecdote or short biography is like the piece of a puzzle, with enough context to satisfy as a stand-alone piece, but enough interest to prompt further reading for those who want more. There are new slants or tidbits to make each story seem fresh, so the book should appeal to anyone new to English history as well as more seasoned readers. Great reading!

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    Roger arcadia, CA, United States 11-27-09
    Roger arcadia, CA, United States 11-27-09 Member Since 2002
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    "Great tidbits of history"

    I like the way this book is layed out in little tidbits of history. Very interesting - i just wish volume 1 & 2 were available on audible.

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    Jennifer San Francisco, CA, United States 07-02-08
    Jennifer San Francisco, CA, United States 07-02-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Fascinating bit of history"

    History, but in a more personal style, that drops the reader into lives and times that are not necessarily well known, but that shape our world.

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    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
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    "Good... Not Quite Great"

    Of the three volumes in this series, I think this is probably the weakest / least coherent. That said, it's still an excellent whirlwind tour of the last three hundred plus years of English (or as the author points out, British) history. The author's narration is, as ever, excellent. Really wish he'd do for Scotland, Ireland and Wales, as he has for England.

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