1000 Years of Annoying the French

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1000 Years of Annoying the French

1000 Years of Annoying the French

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As tongue in cheek as the title sounds, this is an informative history book that charts 1000 years of Anglo-French mutual adoration loathing.

I must thank Stephen Clarke for a most insightful history lesson but written in such a way as to be not only very amusing but also very informative. But in fact, William the Conqueror was an avowed enemy of France and regularly attacked the French King.For example, Joan of Arc was actually sentenced to death not because she could hear the voice of God but because she wore trousers (it’s slightly more complicated than that but that’s the gist of it. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Stephen Clarke zabiera czytelnika w trwającą tysiąc lat podróż, w sposób niezwykle malowniczy dowodząc, iż małostkowość, krótkowzroczność, zazdrość i zwykła złośliwość, cechująca zarówno "wybitne" jednostki, jak i całe masy ludzkie zamieszkujące tereny obu państw - tak, moim zdaniem zarówno Anglii, jak i Francji obrywa się tutaj po równo - prowadzą do opłakanych skutków, kosztujących nierzadko życia setek tysięcy ludzi. I ran away in tears, being chased by a group of French people sadisticly laughing at me while they were spitting red wine in my direction.And, of course, there's nothing humorous about goodness or kindness or noble deeds, so you will finish the book thinking there hasn't been a single moment of true courage or goodness or self sacrifice in a thousand years of history. The British part is casually mentioned in a few sentences here and there, while the French part takes up multiple long chapters. Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066 . But there’s only a handful of sentences mentioning that the British were there to fill their pockets too. This is not just a book filled with subtle humour and facts galore, it is a veritable history lesson.

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