Great Tales from English History by Robert Lacey
(3): Captain Cook, Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin, Edward the Abdicator, and More

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History at its best--the great stories of England's modern age, distilled in Robert Lacey's inimitable style. From William and Mary to Watson and Crick, Robert Lacey's newest volume offers up the most delightful and intriguing English tales of the last few centuries. Royal families and renowned scientists, highwaymen and war heroes--the most colorful characters of modern English history are here. Samuel Johnson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill--these are but a few of the famous characters to grace the pages of volume three. Robert Lacey once again captivates with the tales of an era's most pivotal moments: the events and extraordinary characters that shaped a great nation.
 

About Robert Lacey

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Robert Lacey is the author of numerous books, including Majesty, The Year 1000, and the New York Times bestseller The Kingdom. An acclaimed royal expert, Lacey's Golden Jubilee study of Queen Elizabeth, Royal, provided the basis for Peter Morgan's Oscar-winning movie, The Queen. He lives in London.
 
Published December 1, 2006 by Little, Brown and Company. 320 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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The conclusion of an entertaining three-volume hopscotch through English history, this one taking us from John Locke to Francis Crick.

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The third volume in Lacey's series of edifying and entertaining stories from English history abounds in fascinating profiles. Industrial and agricultural pioneers such as Jethro Tull, James Har

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Lacey wittily summarizes the careers of various military giants of the British Empire including the duke of Marlborough and the mutiny-prone Captain Bligh, and treats the royal Hanover line with similar irreverence, beginning with the German import George I before describing, with modern medical ...

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Acclaimed historian Lacey's second volume on English history opens in 1348, the year of the Black Plague, which wiped out half of England's five million people, and proceeds through the astonishing scientific discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton in 1687.

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A challenging new book aims to change forever the perception of Stone Age Britons from the primitive to the sophisticated.

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