In Search of British Heroes

In Search of British Heroes

Book - 2003
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Examining legendary figures from history, In Search of British Heroes seeks to reveal the truth behind the myths surrounding the great characters of our past. Tony Robinson investigates renown heroes of British history, including Boudicca, Kind Harold, Robin Hood, and William Wallace (better known as Braveheart). Although all but one died a failure, each was seen as symbolizing something great during their lifetime. Tony Robinson journeys into history to trace the true story of some of the greatest Britons that ever lived, seeking to discovering who the real people were behind the myths that surround them, and ultimately how these myths have woven themselves into our nation's character and its perception of itself.

Blackwell North Amer
Boudica, Macbeth, King Harold, William Wallace, better known as Braveheart, and Robin Hood come to us as a mixture of fact and fiction. They are larger-than-life. Their lives and sometimes tragic deaths symbolise something greater than themselves. From the Roman invasion to the Age of Chivarly, they mark milestones in British history and the British character.
Tony Robinson sets out on a journey across the country to retrace the stories of the real people behind these legends, to find out where they lived, loved and fought. In going behind the official story, he not only uncovers even more remarkable facts about some of the greatest Britons who ever lived, but also shows them to be truly local heroes: legends who lived on our doorsteps, who have left their mark not only in the annals but beneath our factories, fields and schools.
These heroes belong to a shared heritage and this is a shared journey. Maps and directions enable readers to make the quest with Tony as he burns away the mist of time to reveal the flesh-and-blood characters behind the ghosts that still haunt every corner of our country and culture.

Publisher: London : Channel Four Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780752215327
Branch Call Number: 941.0099 Rob
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.). col. maps


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