55 of 60 people found the following review helpful
Good If you just want an overview,
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This review is from: Foundation: A History of England Volume I (History of England Vol 1) (Hardcover)
Having read both the previous customer reviews, especially the one that really slates the book, I felt obliged to add my two pennorth! I wanted an overview of English history to be able to get a chronological perspective on the history I can barely remember from school - this provided that perfectly. It is well written and readable, I have enjoyed the structure of the book which intersperses chapters on the royal succession with chapters on various aspects of life and if it is as factually incorrect as one of the reviews suggests then I neither noticed nor care. I am not going to sit a history exam, I wanted a readable, rough idea (what else could it be in one book)of English history (not bothered about when England became England)and that is exactly what I got.........horses for courses I suppose.
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Initial post: 27 Sep 2011 18:39:49 BDT
Philip J Ashe says:
'... if it is as factually incorrect as one of the reviews suggests then I neither noticed nor care.' What an extraordinary statement. Does Pam apply this dictum to everything she reads and hears? Thus do cultures collapse from within.
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