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The legends of Great Britain

If you want to know every little truth about the five most famous figures of Britain - don?t miss this book.

india Updated: Jul 01, 2003 10:02 IST
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In Search of Great Britain
Tony Robinson
Channel Four
2003
History, Mythology
Pages: 224
Price: $38.95
Hardcover
ISBN: 0752215329

We have all read about them at some time or the other but if you want to know every little truth about the five most famous figures of Britain — Boudica, Macbeth, King Harold, William Wallace (we know him as Braveheart) and Robin Hood — don’t miss this book by Tony Robinson. What we know about these legendary heroes so far is a mixture of fact and fiction, but this books burns away the mist. From the Roman invasion to the Age of Chivalry, they mark milestones in British history.

In an attempt to retrace the history and the stories of the real people behind these legends, little details like where they lived, who they loved and fought, the book indeed uncovers even more remarkable facts about some of the greatest Britons the world has known. There are maps and directions to enable the readers to share the journey with Tony in his quest for the legends. Also the boxes and pictures with detailed captions in each chapter tell you a lot more about the person being written about. This book will be of interest to all age groups.