Great tales from English history. Captain Cook, Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin, Edward the Abdicator, and more / Robert Lacey.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st North American ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A third compilation of historical accounts covers English history from 1690 to 1953 and captures the pivotal events and characters of England's modern age, including Samuel Johnson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charles Darwin, and Winston Churchill.
    • Notes:
      Originally published: London : Little, Brown and Co., 2006.
      Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-287) and index.
    • Other Titles:
      Captain Cook, Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin, Edward the Abdicator, and more. Great tales from English history.
    • ISBN:
      9780316114592 : HRD
      0316114596 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      bl2006025044
    • Accession Number:
      fay.218645
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LACEY, R. Great tales from English history. [s. l.]: Little, Brown, 2006. ISBN 9780316114592. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.218645. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Lacey R. Great Tales from English History. Little, Brown; 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.218645. Accessed December 5, 2019.
    • APA:
      Lacey, R. (2006). Great tales from English history. Little, Brown. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.218645
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lacey, Robert. 2006. Great Tales from English History. Little, Brown. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.218645.
    • Harvard:
      Lacey, R. (2006) Great tales from English history. Little, Brown. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.218645 (Accessed: 5 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lacey, R 2006, Great tales from English history, Little, Brown, viewed 5 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Lacey, Robert. Great Tales from English History. Little, Brown, 2006. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.218645.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lacey, Robert. Great Tales from English History. Little, Brown, 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.218645.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lacey R. Great tales from English history [Internet]. Little, Brown; 2006 [cited 2019 Dec 5]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.218645

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2006 August #1

Not a few colorful characters appear in the pages of Lacey's account of English history, which wraps up a trilogy as it moves from 1690 to 1953. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2006 October #3

The third volume in Lacey's series of edifying and entertaining stories from English history abounds in fascinating profiles. Industrial and agricultural pioneers such as Jethro Tull, James Hargreaves and Isambard Kingdom Brunel abide alongside human rights protestors such as Thomas Clarkson, who founded the British antislavery movement; feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft; and journalist Annie Besant, who initiated a successful 1888 match girls' strike. Lacey wittily summarizes the careers of various military giants of the British Empire including the duke of Marlborough and the mutiny-prone Captain Bligh, and treats the royal Hanover line with similar irreverence, beginning with the German import George I before describing, with modern medical hindsight, the "madness" of King George III and chronicling the teenage Queen Victoria's ascension to the throne in 1837. Meanwhile, Lacey draws attention to overlooked historical figures, such as the mixed-race Jamaican-born Crimean Wars nurse Mary Seacole, the Dorset fossil excavator and would-be geologist Mary Anning and Walter Sellar and Robert Yeatman, creators of the 1930 satirical history classic 1066 and All That. Lacey's slyly oblique narratives will please history lovers of all ages. 60 b&w illus. (Dec. 11)

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