1000 Years of Annoying the French

1000 Years of Annoying the French

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, French History
Paperback Published on: 07/05/2015
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1000 Years of Annoying the French
Franglais History at its Best
This is a slightly more balanced history than the title might have one believe. Stephen Clarke lives in Paris and clearly has great fondness for the French... READ MORE
Jane Mac


Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory?
Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French.

Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc?
Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers.

Was the guillotine a French invention?
Non! It was invented in Yorkshire.

Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066 ...

From the Norman (not French) Conquest, to XXX, it is a light-hearted - but impeccably researched - account of all out great-fallings out.

In short, the French are quite right to suspect that the last 1,000 years have been one long British campaign to infuriate them. And it's not over yet...

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552779937
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Weight: 514g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 34 mm

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1000 Years of Annoying the French
A very funny but informed read
Lots of research went into this very funny read, which I've recommended to several friends who, like me, are struggling to get to grips with French languag... READ MORE
Linda Cook