Monday, 20 September 2010

why norman davies wrote 'the isles'

From the pile, a radio listing for 27 September 2000 torn out of Time Out containing a very striking fact:
Sunday Feature - The John Tusa Interview 5.45-6.30 R3
Norman Davies, Emeritus Professor of History at London University and author of two 1,000-page bestsellers: first 'Europe - A History' and more recently, 'The Isles', is in to defend his controversial approach to history. Sitting on a university examination committee, he discovered that out of 400 questions on British history, 399 were actually about English history. In 'The Isles', he set out to redress the balance.