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In praise of historical ignorance

Advantages: funny and light reading
Disadvantages: requires a knowledge of history to some degree

Many books, history books especially, seem to have the hidden agenda of promoting the career of the author as much as its educational value. This is one of the few books that can by placed in the historical camp that is designed to console the reader, alt ...

steerpyke 24.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of 1066 & All That: A Memorable History of England - R. J. Reatman, W. C. Sellar

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It's all that! and more!

Advantages: Humourous, witty, light-hearted spoof
Disadvantages: -

Most everyone on the internet (which makes most of you, as you're reading this review via the internet portal of Ciao) has encountered, either in a website or a mass emailing, various humourous and hilarious historical satires, usually presented (alas, ur ...

frkurt 30.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of 1066 & All That: A Memorable History of England - R. J. Reatman, W. C. Sellar

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Top Book... and a Good Thing

Advantages: Funny, funny, funny - surreal humour at its best
Disadvantages: Too busy laughing to find any...

1066 And All That is truly a unique book. I first read it as a child - my dad remembered liking it when he was a kid and got it for me (everybody say aaaaaaaaah…). Like many things it got lost duringthe passage of time, but I recently rediscovered it - wh ...

CaptainDisaster 23.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of 1066 & All That: A Memorable History of England - R. J. Reatman, W. C. Sellar

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If ancient Rome had tabloids...

Advantages: A look into the personal lives of the early Caesars
Disadvantages: Overlooks some important events in favour of personal tales

'Not much is known about the life of Gaius Suetonius Tranquillis. He was probably born in A.D. 69--the famous 'year of four Emperors'--when his father, a Roman knight, served as a colonel in a regular legion and took part in the Battle of Baetricum.' ...

frkurt 10.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Twelve Caesars - Michael Grant Suetonius (Editor)

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Mary Queen of Scots and Her Exciting Life

Advantages: Funny, lots of information, nicely presented
Disadvantages: Best for children

* Mary Queen of Scots and Her Hopeless Husbands (Dead Famous) Review * This book is part of the quite popular Dead Famous series which I quite recently got in a box set and each book averaged out at about £2 instead of the usual £4.99 which was quit ...

mariofan123 15.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Mary Queen of Scots and Her Hopeless Husbands - Margaret Simpson

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