The Beastly Battles of Old England - The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War

Author(s): Nigel Cawthorne

History

Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves - there have been a good few civil wars - and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots, the Irish, the French . . . When that got too easy, we set off around the world to find other people to fight. This was usually done with a hubris that invited some ludicrous pratfall.

In THE BEASTLY BATTLES OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival's mistresses to even the score, it is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity, massive misjudgements and general beastliness.

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General Fields

  • : 9780749953942
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Piatkus Books
  • : January 2013
  • : --- length: - '19.8' width: - '12.6' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : Nigel Cawthorne
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 355.00941