The Beastly Battles Of Old England: The misguided manoeuvres of the British at war

The Beastly Battles Of Old England: The misguided manoeuvres of the British at war

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Overview

Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves - there have been a good few civil wars - and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots, the Irish, the French . . . When that got too easy, we set off around the world to find other people to fight. This was usually done with a hubris that invited some ludicrous pratfall.

In THE BEASTLY BATTLES OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival's mistresses to even the score, it is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity, massive misjudgements and general beastliness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749953942
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne has been a writer for nearly 30 years, writing a number of successful popular history books; Nigel Cawthorne lives in London.

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