Robert Lacey fills us in on the snippets of English history from the late 14th century up to the early 18th. Only the amusing and entertaining and informative bits of history, which makes this a very pleasant and quick read. I can’t comment much on accuracy because a lot of the book goes beyond my time period (although he does give too much credit to Thomas More in his section on Richard III – why do people persist in doing this?), but I enjoyed it, particularly the bits I didn’t know. This is a book for people who only want a glance at the best tales, not an indepth history. It’s a great starting point, but that’s about it.
I’m still looking for volume 1, though, which covers my favorite period in English history!