That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present

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A brilliantly original account--narrated from both sides--of the love-hate relationship between Britain and France that began in the time of Louis XIV and shows no sign of abating. "That Sweet Enemy "brings both British wit (Robert Tombs is a British historian) and Gallic panache (Isabelle Tombs is a French historian) to bear on three centuries of the history of Britain and France. The authors take us from Waterloo to Chirac's slandering of British cooking, charting the cross-channel entanglement and its unparalleled ...

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