Unruly: A History of England’s Kings and Queens by David Mitchell
A seriously FUNNY, seriously CLEVER history of our early kings and queens by one of our favourite comedians and cultural commentators.
This will be the most refreshing, entertaining history of England you’ll have ever read.Certainly, the funniest.
About the book:
Because David Mitchell will explain how it is not all names, dates or ungraspable historical headwinds, but instead show how it’s really just a bunch of random stuff that happened with a few lucky bastards ending up on top. Some of these bastards were quite strange, but they were in charge, so we quite literally lived, and often still live, by their rules.It’s a great story.
And it’s our story. If you want to know who we are in modern Britain, you need to read this book.
About the author:
David Mitchell is a BAFTA Award-winning actor, writer and comedian who has starred in many of the UK’s best-loved TV shows, including Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look and Upstart Crow. He is a team captain on Would I Lie to You? (BBC One), the host of The Unbelievable Truth on Radio 4 and one of the Observer‘s most popular columnists. Unruly: A History of England’s Kings and Queens is his first history book.
Other non-fiction funny and clever books:
Girt by David Hunt
Girt Nation by David Hunt
I’d Rather Not by Robert Skinner
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 28 September 2023
Format: Paperback, 448p
Category: History – Europoe – Great Britain