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Remember, Remember (the Fifth of November): The History of Britain in Bite-Sized Chunks | [Judy Parkinson]

Remember, Remember (the Fifth of November): The History of Britain in Bite-Sized Chunks

Britain's history is a sweeping saga of blood, death, love, sex and betrayal, peopled by a cast of extraordinary characters. Yet, when it comes down to it, there are only around 150 key things we really need to know that have shaped the story of these islands. Whether it's the Battle of Hastings or Henry VIII, the English Civil War or the Blitz, Remember, Remember, is a history of Britain in bite-sized chunks, containing all the important dates, people and events - but without the boring bits.
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Publisher's Summary

Britain's history is a sweeping saga of blood, death, love, sex and betrayal, peopled by a cast of extraordinary characters. Yet, when it comes down to it, there are only around 150 key things we really need to know that have shaped the story of these islands.

Whether it's the Battle of Hastings or Henry VIII, the English Civil War or the Blitz, Remember, Remember, is a history of Britain in bite-sized chunks, containing all the important dates, people and events - but without the boring bits.

©2008 Judy Parkinson; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

What the Critics Say

"cCackles with the curlicues of original source material." (Daily Telegraph)
"The best all-round account [of the books on the Gunpowder Plot]." (Times Higher Education Supplement)
"Highly engaging." (Guardian)

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  • TheFribbler
    UK
    1/31/11
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    "Enjoyed it"

    I have this book on my nightime listen as the stories are in small snippets to just drift in and out of. Good voice which makes it interesting.
    I wish some of the snippets could be a little longer but it is fine as it is

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • james
    york, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    What did you like best about Remember, Remember (the Fifth of November)? What did you like least?

    Short and punchy. While this is what it claims to do on the tin as it were, the whole experience left me feeling a little short changed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Remember, Remember (the Fifth of November)?

    there isn't one that stands out which is i think the biggest issue, it covers so much but really fails to deliver.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Clive Mantle?

    Yes, well read and certainly would have him read me another book.


    Did Remember, Remember (the Fifth of November) inspire you to do anything?

    find a proper history book and not go for the short versions.


    Any additional comments?

    Good for kids, but really not the one for you, if you want to be challenged and given a real depth to the history of our county.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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