History has until now tended to be written by historians. This, Graham Clarke claims, has lead to a rather biased view of events. In an effort, therefore, to get closer to the truth - or at least to suggest that alternative explanations should be considered - Graham now presents his own History of England.
Uncluttered by commonplace knowledge and well-worn facts this remarkable work offers a genuinely new account of some of the major events of the past. It explains, for instance, why Stonehenge was never completed and the roof not put on; what terrified the Romans so much about the Haggis; why there are no references to real ale, cricket or Lady Godiva in the Domesday Book; who actually wrote the works of the six Shakespeare brothers; and what Sir Christopher Wren's exact motives were for starting the Great Fire of London. Eighteen dramatic episodes are recounted in all.