1000 Years of Annoying the French-9780552779937

1000 Years of Annoying the French

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Author(s): Clarke, Stephen,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 07/05/2015,
Pagination: 768 pages, Line,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Black Swan,
Published By: Transworld Publishers Ltd,
Book Classification: France, European history
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780552779937
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NEW UPDATED EDITION

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.

Did the French write "God Save the Queen"? Non! But that's what they claim.

Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066... Featuring new annoyances - both historical and recent - inflicted on the French, including Napoleon's "banned" chamber pot, Louis XIV's painful operation, Anglo-French jibes during the 2012 London Olympics, French niggles about William and Kate's royal wedding, and much more...