Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory?
Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French.
Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc?
Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers.
Was the guillotine a French invention?
Non! It was invented in Yorkshire.
Ten centuries’ worth of French historical ‘facts’ bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066 …
From the Norman (not French) Conquest, to XXX, it is a light-hearted – but impeccably researched – account of all out great-fallings out.
In short, the French are quite right to suspect that the last 1,000 years have been one long British campaign to infuriate them. And it’s not over yet…