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.