Colin Kidd reviews ‘The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century’ [and more] · LRB 30 July 2015
On the history of describing English history, and how “England”, and what makes it English, has changed. (Subscribers only)
I like the summary of American/English character differences (via ObLinks).
“But Lord! to see the absurd nature of Englishmen, that cannot forbear laughing and jeering at every thing that looks strange.” Nice to know we’ve progressed in 343 years. Er…