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Great Tales from British History: Was Queen Victoria Ever Amused? And 39 Other Intriguing Historical Questions Answered

Posted By Claire on July 3, 2014

Great Tales from British HistoryGreat Tales from British History: Was Queen Victoria Ever Amused? And 39 Other Intriguing Historical Questions Answered by Robert Gambles is an enjoyable, entertaining and educational book which examines the popular myths and legends of British history – all the stories we were told in history lessons as children, and that carry on being told to each generation.

Gambles takes stories like King Alfred and the burnt cakes, Dick Whittington and his cat, Lady Godiva, Robert Bruce and the spider, Sir Isaac Newton and the falling apple, King Cnut and the tide etc. and then traces their origins to find out whether they are fictional, exaggerated truths, simple morality tales or real history. It is a nostalgic read for those of us who will recognise these stories from our childhood, and it is really interesting. I defy anyone to read this book without sharing the origins of the stories with family and friends, you just can’t help yourself. Each chapter tells a different story, so you don’t have to read it from cover to cover, you can dip into it over time. It is definitely one to have on the family bookcase.

Book Details

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Amberley Publishing (11 Oct 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1445613379
ISBN-13: 978-1445613376
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or your usual bookstore.

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