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The Beastly Battles Of Old England

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748120611

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ON SALE: 6th October 2011

Genre: Humanities / History

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Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves – there have been a good few civil wars – and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots, the Irish, the French . . . When that got too easy, we set off around the world to find other people to fight. This was usually done with a hubris that invited some ludicrous pratfall.

In THE BEASTLY BATTLES OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival’s mistresses to even the score, it is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity, massive misjudgements and general beastliness.