Most helpful positive review
Very well researched and very well written.
on 9 February 2015
Ifeel veryguilty about critisising this book, He did a lot of research, far better than I could ever do, and very well written, far better than I could have done. I enjoyed reading it. But half way through, I realised that he had lost the plot a little, he was describing 'What is', not 'Why', or 'How' as in the title And I did not find any reference to the question I have been wondering about for years - For many centuries, we had wave after wave of invasion from Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, Viking and Norse and finally William the Conqueror with his Norman French. All these people came in as Warriors, then settled down and became 'Farmers?' Why? the answer seems to be the same as why every year all the fans get excited "We a re going to win the World Cup" But we seldom do. Every year all the fans get excited "We are going to win the Ashes" But we seldom do.
We seem to have a very benign climate that seems to have generated a very benign nation