The History of Britain Revealed (Hardback)

The Shocking Truth About the English Language

Michael John Harper

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In gloriously corrosive prose, M. J. Harper destroys the cherished national myths of the English, the Scots, the Welsh, the Irish and – to demonstrate his lack of national bias – the French. In doing so he also shows that most entries in the Oxford English dictionary are wrong, the whole of British place-name theory is misconceived, Latin is not what it seems, the Anglo-Saxons played no major part in history or language, and Middle English is a wholly imaginary language created by well-meaning but deluded academics. Iconoclastic, unsentimental and truly original, The History of Britain Revealed will change the way you think about history, language and much else besides.

David Shukman, Daily Mail ‘Mind-blowing, incredibly entertaining stuff’ Helen Gordon, New Statesman ‘Unusual, funny and provocative…[a] fascinating book’ Rupert Sheldrake ‘Witty, provocative, persuasive and original. This book brings a blast of fresh air to British history.’ Fortean Times `The best re-writing of history since 1066 And All That’ The Oldie ‘The most outrageous book I have ever read, and one of the funniest.’


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ISBN: 9781840467697

Price: 9.99 GBP 20.00 CAD 9.99 GBP

Pages: 212

Publication date: 07/09/2006


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