* First volume of three recounting the dramatic story of England, from ancient times to the present day, by the No. 1 bestselling author of THE YEAR 1000
The three volumes of Robert Lacey's marvellous history of England collected in an omnibus edition.
From the mysteries of Cheddar Man to revolting peasants, from the ribald rhythms of Chaucer to the Glorious Revolution, from the Battle of the Boyne to The Origin of Species to the discovery of DNA, this omnibus edition of Robert Lacey's GREAT TALES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY takes us on a lively and captivating tour of the nation's landmark moments from prehistory to modern times.
Drawing on the most up-to-date research and packed with insight, humour and fascinating detail, Robert Lacey brings the stories of the England's making brilliantly to life.
Beautifully written, full of things you didn't know and well worth a read if you want a new view on stories you though you already understood - LIVING HISTORY
A great introduction to history and legend for children and adults who've forgotten - OBSERVER
These human high-spots flash past like a newsreel with the leading characters in close-up, leaving you thinking - what an exceptional country ours is to produce so many interesting people - Books of the Year, DAILY MAIL
Lacey's lively snapshots are always pithy and are delivered with a winning gung-ho enthusiasm - Books of the Year, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Robert Lacey, a former magazine editor and journalist, is the author of many best-selling works of biography and history. Following his success Sir Walter Ralegh (Phoenix Press) Robert Lacey wrote Majesty. Published on the occasion of the Queen s Silver Jubilee in 1977, it is the definitive study of the British monarchy, on which subject Lacey continues to lecture around the world.
Winning renown for his original and painstaking research, Robert Lacey has gone on to write authoritative and successful works on Saudi Arabia, the Ford family, the gangster Little Man Meyer Lansky, Princess Grace of Monaco and Sothebys. He also wrote and presented the BBC television series Aristocrats. Most recently his fascinating description of life at the turn of the first millennium in The Year 1000 has been a best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic.