‘This is as much a travel book as history. Brown goes to significant sites… It’s in evoking such a strong sense of place that the book succeeds in conveying a sense of history.’
Glory and B*llocks
The Truth Behind Ten Defining Events in British History – And the Half-truths, Lies, Mistakes and What We Really Just Don’t Know About BrexitColin Brown
Did the longbow secure victory at Agincourt or are the English just better in mud? Did Queen Elizabeth I know the Armada had capitulated when she delivered one of the most inspiring speeches in all history? Where did Wellington meet his Waterloo? Was the vote to leave the European Union Britain’s modern Peasants’ Revolt?
Colin Brown travels to the sites of some of the most significant events in British history to skewer inaccuracies embedded in popular parlance and reveal the truth behind the stories that make Britain great.
‘Spirited, entertaining and fascinatingly informative.’
‘David Cameron calls this “absolutely fascinating” and you can’t say fairer than that.’
'Barely a page fails to yield some colourful historical nugget.' Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph on Whitehall 'Brown is a cheerful guide - full of anecdotes and observations.' The Guardian on Whitehall