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England's Forgotten Past

The Unsung Heroes and Heroines, Valiant Kings, Great Battles and Other Generally Overlooked Episodes in Our Nation's Glorious History

Richard Tames


A charming, lively and often amusing tour of the overlooked episodes, people and places of English history


Who was the first crowned King of England? Who invented the idea of ‘the English’? What was England’s bloodiest battle? Who was the only English Pope? Which English city fell into the sea? Find the answers to these and hundreds of other entertaining questions in this fact-packed guide to England’s forgotten past.


'Glorious, fact-filled stuff for history lovers of all types'
Family Tree

'An enlightening repository of timeless titbits … quirky, amusing, engaging. Five stars'
All About History

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 13.0 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 70

Publication date: 1 March 2018

ISBN: 9780500293775

Contents List

1. Making England English • 2. Lost Landscapes • 3. Royalty Remembered • 4. The Blast of War • 5. Fading Fame • 6. Inner Man and Woman • 7. Believe It or Not • 8. England Abroad

About the Author

Richard Tames lectures on history at Syracuse University London and is a Blue Badge guide. His twenty books on British history include England’s Forgotten Past.

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