Beastly Battles of Old England - Nigel Cawthorne (Paperback)

The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War

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An entertaining trawl though the darker side of British military history

Product Details

Barcode
9780749953942
Department
Books
Released
23 Apr 2019
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Nigel Cawthorne
Subtitle
The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Trafalgar Square
Edition
Digital original
Language
English
Number of Pages
288
Dimensions
203 x 127 x 18mm (190g)

Summary

Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves - there have been a good few civil wars - and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots, the Irish, the French . . . When that got too easy, we set off around the world to find other people to fight. This was usually done with a hubris that invited some ludicrous pratfall.

In THE BEASTLY BATTLES OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival's mistresses to even the score, it is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity, massive misjudgements and general beastliness.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
History/World
BISAC Subject 1
History / Europe / Great Britain
BISAC Subject 2
History / Military / General
BIC Classification 1
British & Irish history
BIC Classification 2
Military history
Dewey Classification
941

Author Bio

Nigel Cawthorne has been a writer for nearly 30 years, writing a number of successful popular history books; Nigel Cawthorne lives in London.