Bill Nye's Comic History of England (1906)

Bill Nye s Comic History of England Edgar Wilson Bill Nye was a distinguished American journalist who later became widely known as a humorist He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang He adopted the name Bil

  • Title: Bill Nye's Comic History of England (1906)
  • Author: Bill Nye
  • ISBN: 9781436927307
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edgar Wilson Bill Nye 1850 1896 was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang He adopted the name Bill Nye after a character in a famous poem by Bret Harte The Boomerang was founded while Nye was the postmaster of Larmie City, Wyoming Territory It launched him to naEdgar Wilson Bill Nye 1850 1896 was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang He adopted the name Bill Nye after a character in a famous poem by Bret Harte The Boomerang was founded while Nye was the postmaster of Larmie City, Wyoming Territory It launched him to national fame, gaining subscribers in every state and some foreign countries Some of his works include Bill Nye s Comic History of the United States, Bill Nye and Boomerang, Bill Nye s History of England, and Bill Nye s Red Book Late in his career, he was briefly associated with James Whitcomb Riley with whom he wrote two books They also appeared together on the lecture circuit He also travelled and lectured with Luther Burbank He died of meningitis A historical marker honoring him is located in Pierce County, Wisconsin, between the towns of Prescott and River Falls A small monument marks his birthplace in Shirley, Maine.

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    1. Full name Edgar Wilson Nye.NB This is not Bill Nye the Science Guy.Edgar Wilson Bill Nye August 25, 1850 February 22, 1896 was a American humorist He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang.The Boomerang was founded while Nye was the postmaster of Laramie City, Wyoming Territory It launched him to national fame, gaining subscribers in every state and some foreign countries His humor was uniquely American.

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    1. The text is amusing and clever Harold did not merely die at the battle of Hastings, he abandoned the fight in order to investigate the surprises of a future state On William the Conquerer William s death was one of the most attractive features of his reign On the common people The common people were cheerily permitted the use of what atmosphere they needed for breathing purposes, on their solemn promise to return it, and at the close of life they might contribute to the fertility of the royal ve [...]


    2. Hlarious bit historical comedy no doubt a literary precursor to Mel Brook s History of the World Part I Worth the read and worth the Librivox listen.


    3. This is a very superficial and silly survey of the history of England from the Roman occupation to the reign of Elizabeth, the last monarch of England before it became the United Kingdom under her nephew James I While I didn t find it laugh out loud funny, it is full of absurd references, ironic metaphors and word play While I found this an enjoyable diversion, I have both an undergraduate and master s degree in the study of History and have read expansively on English history I one is familiar [...]



    4. This 1896 history of Britain, told tongue in cheek These early Britons were suitable only as ancestors Aside from that, they had no good points That s typical of the writing As you read of the first section you ll probably burst out laughing, it s written so comically The Irished to invade Constantine s territory, getting him up at all hours of the night and demanding that he should free Ireland Many a Saxon would have filled a drunkard s grave, but wabbled so in his gait that he walked past it [...]


    5. The historical, educational content of this book is first class, albeit told in rather brief highlights, mainly concerning monarchs and major battles The comedic element however is rather wearisome, alternating between weak and mildly snide The real problem for me, reading the Kindle version, was that all of the many illustrations were missing, and halfway through Henry VIII, the book suddenly ended, despite mention of Guy Fawkes later in the omitted illustrations Maybe a complete paper version [...]


    6. Besides several obvious historical errors, the purported humor is mainly absent, and the history if England ends during the early reign of Henry VIII due to Bill Nye s death while working on this project.


    7. Exactly what you would expect from Nye Laughed aloud several times Admittedly, there is little humor without first indulging yourself in the historical and literary paradigm in which this is written.


    8. This short work gives, I think, a realistic perspective on human history It is also very sarcastically funny Note Not written by Bill Nye The Science Guy.


    9. Well, I liked it, but you really need to know history to get the jokes I listened to the Librivox edition.


    10. I found it mediocre, I am not sure if it s because it states it s funny before hand but I found this satire fell flat.




    11. Personally I found it was not very funny and not very accurate either Others may enjoy it but I m afraid I gave up after a while in exasperation.




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