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Folly and Fortune in Early British History: From Caesar to the Normans

Folly and Fortune in Early British History: From Caesar to the Normans (Hardback)

By Henshall, K.

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This is a lively account of the key moments in early British history (Boadicea to 1066), written as a continuous narrative, highlighting the themes of folly and fortune. It has accessible and lively writing style coupled with academic credibility. The author has experience in rea...ching non-specialist audience - Henshall is the author of 14 books including A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower (two editions) for Palgrave Macmillan. His Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters has sold over 200,000 copies and he has recently been commissioned to write the history section of the Lonely Planet Guide to Japan . It covers a fascinating and popular period of British history - the arrival and withdrawal of the Romans, the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings, and the Norman Conquest.Focusing on pivotal points in Early British History, this book examines the role of folly and fortune in major events in Britain from Caesar's expeditions to the Norman Conquest. By examining the foolishness in a bygone age, Henshall draws attention to how human behaviour - with all its erraticisms - has helped shape history.
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ISBN 9780230555204
Released NZ 24 Oct 2008
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780230555204
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Released 24 Oct 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Henshall, K.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
World History: BCE To C 500 CE
World History: C 500 To C 1500
British & Irish History
British & Irish history: BCE to c 500 CE
British & Irish history: c 500 to c 1000
British & Irish history: c 1000 to c 1500
Social & Cultural History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 334
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 942.01
Weight 691g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress History, World history, History, Ancient, Great Britain-History, Civilization-History
NBS Text Ancient History
ONIX Text College/higher education