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This review is from: Fifty Things You Need To Know About British History (Paperback)
At school I used to hate history and it was only some years later that I developed an interest in British History, WW2 and as I have aged, more recent events! I think if our teacher had given out a book like this then my interest would have been sparked at a much earlier age. Because we have such a long and rich history as a nation it is easy to get lost in inaccuracy, unimportant incidents and the modern curse of "revisionist" accounts whose authors seek to rewrite key events. This book in its accurate, succinct and readable style will give flight to all these forces very quickly and I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone with an interest in history of any period and of course anyone wanting to call themselves a British citizen. My only regret is having to purchase another copy as mine has been pinched by my 85 year old mother-in-law !