1066 and All That
A Memorable History of England, Comprising All the Parts You Can Remember, Including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine DatesBook - 2009
One of the most well-loved and best-selling British humor titles of all time
"Canute began by being a Bad King on the advice of his Courtiers, who informed him (owing to a misunderstanding of the Rule Britannia) that the King of England was entitled to sit on the sea without getting wet."This humorous "history" is a book that has itself become part of the UK's history. The authors made the claim that "All the History you can remember is in the Book," and, for most Brits, they were probably right. But it is their own unique interpretation of events that has made the book a classic; an uproarious satire on textbook history and a population's confused recollections of it.
Publisher: London : Methuen, 2009.
Copyright Date: ©1930
Branch Call Number: 942 Sel
Characteristics: viii, 115 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Ten sixty six and all that