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Not so much horrible as awful.,
This review is from: Barmy British Empire (Horrible Histories) (Paperback)
As a big fan and enthusiastic childhood devourer of the HH series, I was deeply disappointed and a little disgusted by this one sided book. It paints a picture of pre-colonial world in which every country was a lovely little Liberal democracy (ruled by local people, not (say) the Mughal emperors, natch)until the nasty red-coats showed up and killed everyone. Noone's pretending that the Empire was all smiles and cuddly toys, but this book took the biscuit.
So nakedly political in its angle, so left-wing and so biased. Deary me.
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Initial post: 5 Aug 2015 13:30:40 BDT
Oscar Coles says:
You clearly haven't read his other books on foreign powers. He berates them as well.
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