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Folly and Fortune in Early British History By K. Henshall

Folly and Fortune in Early British History
by K. Henshall

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Focusing on pivotal points in Early British History, this book examines the role of folly and fortune in major events in Britain from Caesar's expeditions to the Norman Conquest. By examining the foolishness in a bygone age, Henshall draws attention to how human behaviour - with all its erraticisms - has helped shape history.
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Folly and Fortune in Early British History: From Caesar to the Normans by K. Henshall

Focusing on pivotal points in Early British History, this book examines the role of folly and fortune in major events in Britain from Caesar's expeditions to the Norman Conquest. By examining the foolishness in a bygone age, Henshall draws attention to how human behaviour - with all its erraticisms - has helped shape history.

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Folly and Fortune in Early British History Reviews


CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009

'A well-conceived, accessible and unusual approach to history as a matter of luck and skill, I found this to be absorbing reading from beginning to end'

- Matthew Strecher, Winona State University, USA

About K. Henshall


KENNETH HENSHALL is Professor in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has published more than a dozen books in a range of fields. His A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower has been translated into several languages, and he has recently written on Japanese History for Lonely Planet.

Table of Contents


List of Tables and Illustrations Preface: About This Book Introduction: Humans, History, Folly, and Fortune The Roman Eagle Lands The Coming of the Pagans The Improbable Norman Conquest So Just How Foolish or Fortunate Have We Been? Appendix I: The Question of Arthur Appendix II: Timeline Appendix III: Chronology of Kings and Overlords of England from the Anglo-Saxon Advent to the Norman Conquest Bibliography of References

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GOR007084108
Folly and Fortune in Early British History: From Caesar to the Normans by K. Henshall
K. Henshall
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Palgrave Macmillan
2008-10-24
334
0230555209
9780230555204
Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009
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