Best of Enemies: Anglo-French Relations Since the Norman Conquest

Best of Enemies: Anglo-French Relations Since the Norman Conquest

by RobertGibson (Author)


Republished for the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, this new edition of Best of Enemies gives an entertaining and perceptive overview of Anglo-French relations. Updated to include the Anglo-French disagreements over the second Gulf War, this is an extensively revised edition of a book that was widely praised when it first appeared in 1995. Robert Gibson gives a lucid and lively account of the love-hate relationship between the English and the French that has lasted for more than a thousand years. Richly illustrated with cartoons from both sides of the Channel, this intelligent and well-documented study will appeal to anyone interested in the history of English and French relations. Reviews of the previous edition Best of Enemies is a thoroughly absorbing - and at times hilarious - study of 800 years of hostilities and misunderstandings between our nations. Tom Hibbert, The Mail on Sunday Copious quotation plus a pleasingly crisp style combine to make this a very attractive and readable volume. Just the thing to consult en route to the gite. Michele Roberts, The Independent This is a readable and scholarly enhancement of the understanding of our diplomatic and military history over nearly a thousand years. Alan Clark, The Daily Telegraph [A] highly readable account of Anglo-French relations over the past millennium . the perspectives Gibson offers are welcome and timely. A.C. Grayling, The Financial Times


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 340
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Impress Books
Published: 23 Feb 2005

ISBN 10: 0954758609
ISBN 13: 9780954758608