Unexpected Britain: A Journey Through Our Hidden History

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Many Britons like to think they have a basic understanding of Britain’s amazing history. The Roman invasion, Alfred and the Danes, 1066, Magna Carta, Bannockburn, Agincourt, the Wars of the Roses, Henry VIII and his wives, the Reformation, etc., etc.The trouble is that concentrating on just a few over-familiar landmarks like these can give a distorted picture of the land we live in. What would our history look like if, instead of looking at all the bits everybody knows, we started telling it through some of the bits everybody doesn’t knows? We set off to find out.The result is Unexpected Britain, tracing the story of Britain from a time before Rome to a time within the lives of people still living, but going beyond the well known to explore a world of different angles and fascinating, little-known facts that bring fresh life to the story of what Britain has been and what Britain is.

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Stuart Laycock has a degree from Cambridge University. He has worked in advertising, marketing and TV. Stuart has authored or co-authored a number of history books in the UK, including All the Countries We’ve ever Invaded and the Few we Never Got Round To and Unexpected Britain.Philip Laycock has a degree in History from St Andrews University, where he was also Captain of the Shinty team. He has been a history teacher in Essex for more almost thirty years, and is currently Head of Humanities at a school in Colchester. He is also an experienced climber whose achievements include climbing the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.

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Taking the road less traveled, the Laycocks provide new perspectives and find a new and different Britain through the telling of mostly previously unknown stories that date from before Julius Caesar through to the twentieth century.Fifty-two chapters are divided into six parts: Roman; dark ages; middle ages; Tudors and Stuarts; eighteenth and nineteenth century; twentieth century.ample chapters are, inter alia: life of a warlord, from vengeance to Vatican; the vanishing of England’s sixth-richest town; the Che Guervara of Norwich; from slave to freedman and bestselling author; the 1920 Bloody Sunday (PROTOVIEW)

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