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  • A splendidly informative & entertaining guide to a dazzling cast of great Britons whom everybody in this island should recognise & celebrate, yet in these days often does not

    Max Hastings
  • This is an unforgettable book, with a new idea on every page

    Paul Johnson
  • A real treasure trove - an erudite, essential, original & thoroughly entertaining collection of stories, facts & characters that everyone should know about British history

    Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: the biography

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