Myths of the English

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Newly published in paperback, Myths of the English is a fascinating exploration of Englishness: the images, characters, myths and peculiarities that have contributed to the self-image of a nation.

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This book is a brilliant exploration of `Englishness': the images,characters, myths and peculiarities that have contributed to theself-image of a nation over the last few hundred years.

A distinguished group of historians provides a wide-rangingaccount of the institutions, traditions and emblems that havebecome central to the English sense of history and nationalidentity. They focus on emotionally powerful and universallyresonant images: Guy Fawkes' Night and Armistice Day, the ancientUniversities of Oxford and Cambridge, the comic operas of Gilbertand Sullivan and the English sense of humour, school stories forchildren, the British `bobby', the military hero and the publicportrait. The contributors include Robert Bushaway, DavidCannadine, David Cressy, M. A. Crowther, Clive Emsley, MargaretKinnell, Iain Pears, Gertrude Prescott Nuding, Reba Soffer andMarina Warner.

Myths of the English is an outstanding account of the waythe English have come to see themselves and their past.

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Roy Porter is currently working on The History of Hysteria.

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