Great Tales from English History: Volume II

  • by Robert Lacey
  • Narrated by Robert Lacey
  • 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this second volume of short essays, renowned historian Robert Lacey opens with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the flowering of the modern English language in the final years of the 14th century and ends with the Glorious Revolution of 1688-9, when Parliament secured control over the Crown. Along the way we hear about Dick Whittington and his cat, the origin of the V sign at Agincourt, The Wars of the Roses and all the pivotal events which have fashioned a nation.


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Customer Reviews

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Good stories with needless liberal jabs

What did you love best about Great Tales from English History: Volume II?

I was able to place major characters and events from English history in chronological order. The level of detail was just right for tying together the historical chain presented.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Several times the author took occasion to make a snide comment about conservatives. It was jarring and out of place when talking about people and events from hundreds of years ago.

Any additional comments?

The rude asides by the author, commenting on modern conservatism, will likely stop me from listening to the rest of this series.

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- James

Great overview of British history

Absolutely loved. An excellent summary of British monarchy, religion, and politics. Enough personal stories and interesting facts to keep it from being dry and boring, yet managing a succinct overview. Highly recommend.
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- Jesse Corson

Book Details

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