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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A historical and political overview of English history

This is the second volume I have listened back to back and it gives a historical overview which supports more detailed history books and a wider context of English social and political development
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- Kenny G

Chunky highlights

A brilliant way to discover history, all the better for being narrated by the author: an enthusiastic presenter and historian who cuts to the chase on this potted history deluxe. Perfect to dip into, as each segment is petite, but enough detail to satisfy and inform and whet the appetite for more!
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- Kf

Book Details

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