• British History for Dummies

  • By: Sean Lang
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-02-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (73 ratings)


"My kind of history!" says Terry Jones (Monty Python) of British History for Dummies.
Putting history into a perspective, this is an engaging, entertaining and educational trip through time, packing in equal parts fun and facts. Recently updated, British History For Dummies introduces listeners to recent events, including British actions in Afghanistan, and David Cameron's formation of Britain's first coalition Cabinet since World War II.
But don't worry - British History For Dummies doesn't skimp on the old stuff! It's a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped Britain. Always got those kings and queens confused? Never sure what happened when? You need this audiobook. You'll hear rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire-building, and forbidden love - not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips.
With more than 250 million books in print and more than 1,800 titles, For Dummies is the most widely recognized and highly regarded reference series in the world. Since 1991, For Dummies has helped millions make everything easier. For Dummies audiobooks offer listeners proven experts presenting even the most complex subjects in plain English.
©2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (P)2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Andres Jonsson on 12-12-14

Spearheads you thru British History

Where does British History for Dummies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Those few I have listened to are of good quality and British History for Dummies is in the top.

What other book might you compare British History for Dummies to, and why?

I have been listening to The Great Turning Points in British history. This one is better to start with, will probably enjoy the other one more after listening to this one.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favourite?

This question is not applicable

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Duh - n/a -The book takes many hours :)

Any additional comments?

Those interested in learning about British History - This is a great start!

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2 out of 5 stars
By 07415789885 on 18-01-18

Way to much information

I found my head spinning half way through. Good book. Far to complicated in audio book form.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michellerose on 18-06-16

historical and punnie

If you like British hummer this book is for you. Full of facts, puns and has the feeling like your at the pub hanging with the professor. It's a book that is not in order but rather more like a conversation. Make sure to read though a few times.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Stacey on 04-02-16


What a fun, thorough romp through British history! Great narrator as well. Just the right amount of solemnity and humor!

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