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Great Tales From English History, Volume III Audiobook

Great Tales From English History, Volume III

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Publisher's Summary

Starting in 1690, in the reign of William and Mary, this collection of freshly researched stories recounts the modern history of England. Robert Lacey's gift for marrying great events with extraordinary individuals illustrates familiar tales from new, often quirky and always entertaining angles.

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©2006 Robert Lacey; (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd

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    Amazon Customer GLASGOW, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Amazon Customer GLASGOW, United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Listener Since 2008
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    "Good... Not Quite Great"

    Of the three volumes in this series, I think this is probably the weakest / least coherent. That said, it's still an excellent whirlwind tour of the last three hundred plus years of English (or as the author points out, British) history. The author's narration is, as ever, excellent. Really wish he'd do for Scotland, Ireland and Wales, as he has for England.

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    Hannahlou 19/01/2015
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    "Brilliant overview, great for beginners"

    I have listened to the other two volumes and was not disappointed. Very interesting stories, told by the author, make the stories all the more real. excellent for those who perhaps didn't study history at school, but find they have a strong curiosity now. very enjoyable listen. would definitely recommend.

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  • Robyn
    Modbury, Australia
    01/06/13
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    "history made easy (and very interesting)"

    I have read a fair bit of English history, but found Robert Lacey's unique approach compelling reading. Each anecdote or short biography is like the piece of a puzzle, with enough context to satisfy as a stand-alone piece, but enough interest to prompt further reading for those who want more. There are new slants or tidbits to make each story seem fresh, so the book should appeal to anyone new to English history as well as more seasoned readers. Great reading!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roger
    arcadia, CA, United States
    27/11/09
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    "Great tidbits of history"

    I like the way this book is layed out in little tidbits of history. Very interesting - i just wish volume 1 & 2 were available on audible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    San Francisco, CA, United States
    02/07/08
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    "Fascinating bit of history"

    History, but in a more personal style, that drops the reader into lives and times that are not necessarily well known, but that shape our world.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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