Great Tales from English History: Volume I

  • by Robert Lacey
  • Narrated by Robert Lacey
  • 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage and passion - a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists. In Great Tales from English History, historian Robert Lacey captures the most pivotal moments and the stories of the extraordinary characters who helped shape a nation.

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Entertaining snippets of history

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Fascinating tales from English history , some new and some familiar. Enjoyed every bit of it and will move on to the next volume in the series.


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- Sue

I LOVE this book!! Exceptional!! Charming!

I only wish this book were longer... Luckily there are two more volumes.

This ingenious author has put together the important and fascinating bits of history, both legendary and scholarly, that make up England's glorious past. Even when the story is exaggerated, the author explains what the story can teach us about English history. It is incredibly well-done! Anyone with a passing interest in early English history will devour this gem of a book!
Furthermore, I believe the author has a back-up calling if he gets tired of writing... Robert Lacey is a FANTASTIC narrator. Rarely can an author do justice to his own work as a narrator. Lacey is an audible super star!!

I can't recommend this book enough!
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- Benoibe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2011
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks