Who Do The English Think They Are?
A nation’s character is moulded by its history. And in Who Do the English Think They Are? historian and journalist, Derek J. Taylor travels the length and breadth of the country to find answers. He discovers that the first English came from Germany, and then in the later Middle Ages almost became French. He tracks down the origins of English respect for the rule of law, tolerance and a love of political stability. And, when he reaches Victorian times, he investigates the arrogance and snobbishness that sometimes blighted English behaviour. Finally, Taylor looks ahead and tries to answer the question: what is it in the national character that will help guide the English people in future? (320pp, hardback) Pre-order now for delivery in September Code: LENGT Just £12.99 to UK, overseas £17.99. US $36; Can $38; Aus $40; NZ $46.