I don’t think anyone other than David Mitchell could have written this book. It’s clever, funny and makes you think quite differently about history we thought we knew - DAN SNOW, HISTORIAN AND BROADCASTER
By turns fascinating and funny - there is a jewel of an insight or a refreshing blast of clarifying wit on every page. David brings a delightfully contrary and hilariously cantankerous eye to the history of the English Monarchy. Informative, illuminating and very very funny - JESSE ARMSTRONG, CREATOR OF SUCCESSION AND PEEP SHOW
I can’t recommend this book enough. Very funny and interesting, it is above all a proper work of history - Charlie Higson
Who knew a history of England's rulers could be this hilarious? A brilliantly entertaining romp through monarchs. - i
A historical tour of English rulers in a book that is like no history lesson you've had to endure before. A semi-serious book full of weird and wonderful spectacle, scandal, and brutality. - Luxury London
About the Author
David Mitchell is a BAFTA Award-winning actor, writer and comedian who has starred in many of the UK's best-loved TV shows, including Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look and Upstart Crow. He is a team captain on Would I Lie to You? (BBC One), the host of The Unbelievable Truth on Radio 4 and one of the Observer's most popular columnists. Unruly: A History of England's Kings and Queens is his first history book.