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Comic History of England

by Edgar Wilson Nye

The Comic History of England was published posthumously in 1896 after the writer's tragic and untimely death half-way through the project. Hence it remains incomplete and covers the history of the island nation only up to the Tudor period. However, beginning with Julius Caesar, the Roman invasion of Britain, the Druids and Stonehenge, this book is still a rib-tickling ride through the centuries. Some of the humor is extremely topical and readers may in fact have to actually know some of the facts to get the jokes, but one thing is certain; this is no serious and scholarly tome to be pored over in a dusty library! Delightfully illustrated by W. W. Goodes and AM Richards, the book is embellished by truly hilarious illustrations which add to the comic element.

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English

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English

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1896

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Edgar Wilson Nye

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Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye was an American humorist. He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang. Nye was born in Shirley, Maine. His parents removed to a farm on the St Croix River in n...

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