1000 Years of Annoying the French

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The English Channel may be only 20 miles wide, but it’s 1,000 years deep. Stephen Clarke takes a penetrating look into those murky depths, guiding us through all the times when Britain and France have been at war – or at least glowering at each other across the English Channel.

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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…

Additional information

Weight 0.514 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 3.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

760

Language

English

Edition

New, revised, updated and expanded edition

Dewey

327.41044 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K