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Published by The Folio Society, London, 1997. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase, with decorative boards and illustrations by John Reynolds. Introduced by Ned Sherrin.


The book is a parody of the Whiggish style of history teaching in English schools at the time, in particular of Our Island Story. It purports to contain "all the history you can remember", and, in fifty-two chapters, covers the history of England from Roman times through 1066, up to the end of World War I, at which time "America was clearly "Top Nation". It is based on the idea that history is what you can remember and is full of examples of half-remembered facts.

1066 And All That by Walter Carruthers Sellar & Robert Julian Yeatman

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