Who Do The English Think They Are?

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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.

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