Great Tales From English History : Cheddar Man to DNA
by Robert Lacey
Editor: Little, Brown Book Group
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From antiquity to the present day, the history of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage and passion – a rich and dynamic narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highway bandits, bishops and scientists.Now, in the Great Stories of English History, Robert Lacey captures a hundred of most of the pivotal moments: the extraordinary stories and characters that helped shape a nation.This first volume begins in 7150 BC with the life and death of Man’s Cheddar cheese and ends in 1381with Wat Tyler and the Peasants’ Revolt.We meet the Greek navigator Pytheus, whose description of the Celts as prettanike (the “people’s painter”) gave the word Latin BritanniciWe are witnessing the victory of the Romans’ AD 43 celebrations, where a squadron of elephants parade in the counties of ColchesterAnd we will visit the New Forest, in 1100, and the mysterious shooting of King William Rufus.Packed with insight, humour and fascinating detail, Robert Lacey brings the stories that have made England a great place to live.D’ Ethelred le pas prêt à Richard heart de lion, le Venerable Bède le Prince Noir is, quite simply, the story that history deserves to be told.
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