Was the technologically sophisticated longbow responsible for the landmark victory at Agincourt, or was it simply that the English are better in mud? When did Queen Elizabeth I learn that the Armada had capitulated - before or after she delivered one of history's most inspiring and self-serving speeches? Why did Wellington meet his Waterloo on his return to London? Acclaimed author and political reporter Colin Brown travels to the places where history was made to uncover the real story.
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Was the longbow behind the victory at Agincourt, or was it just that the English are better in mud? Did Queen Elizabeth I know the Armada had capitulated when she drafted one of history's most inspiring speeches? Where did Wellington meet his Waterloo? Were the Falklands testament to Mrs Thatcher's steel or a grasping, imperial folly? Veteran political reporter Colin Brown - a true expert in spin - travels to the places where history was made to unearth what makes Britain great.About the Author:
Colin Brown is the author of the acclaimed Whitehall: The Street That Shaped a Nation. Formerly political editor of the Sunday Telegraph and the Independent on Sunday, deputy political editor of the Independent and Parliamentary correspondent for the Guardian, he covered breaking news in Downing Street and Westminster for over thirty years. He lives in London.
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Book Description Oneworld Publications, UK. Softcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Available Now. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; ISBN: 1780742312. ISBN/EAN: 9781780742311. Bookseller Inventory # A185-1273