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“A History of Ancient Britain”

published 05/02/2013

Good overview of wide period of time, engaging author

Would have liked some theories to have been more evidence based

I bought Neil Oliver's History of Ancient Britain when it was part of a buy one get one half price offer in WH Smith. It was a bit of a whim really, beause while I like history, I don't know much about the earlier periods. The book is based on a BBC T.V series presented by the author, which I...

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Review of A History Of Ancient Britain - Neil Oliver

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Well argued theories and balanced arguments, useful illustrations

Distracting writing approach give the book an autobiographical feel at times, England centric

I have been reading a lot of history books recently, mainly dealing with the Middle Ages or earlier because it is the period of time I know least about already. My dad gave me the book I am reviewing today after he had finished with it himself. He thought it would appeal to me because the author...

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Review of Britain in the Middle Ages: An Archaeological History - Francis Pryor

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Excellent

Very funny, very well written and a thoroughly enjoyable read

None - although if you don't share O'Farrell's sense of humour you might disagree

History is a subject I have to admit I find boring. I don’t mind a bit of modern history but I tolerated it at school as opposed to enjoying it. That might have something to do with the really boring history teachers I had at school, never mind the rabid nationalist teacher I had at primary...

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Review of An Utterly Impartial History Of Britain - John O'Farrell

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