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This review is from: Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy (Hardcover)
Well written and interesting overview of the history of England, let down by poor proof reading especially in the family trees, which have, amongst other fundamental mistakes, Charles I's reign finishing 19 years before he was beheaded and William IV and George IV sitting on the throne during the same years, namely 1820 to 1830 - must have been a tight fit!
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Initial post: 6 Nov 2010 21:13:15 GMT
C. Richardson says:
Thanks, won't buy it now. Find mistakes as you mentioned so annoying.
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 23:59:11 GMT
A. R. Magee says:
Starkey is always going on about what a great scholar he is and what a great education he has had etc. Yawn! It cannot be that good if he makes howlers like this!
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 20:12:49 GMT
I've found howlers in other books, such as one by a Shakespeare scholar citing "Richard VI, part I". I think publishers (and authors) neglect to proof read the proof copy before it goes into the printer.
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