The list author says: "I enjoy reading serious history, but every now and then I have to step back from the tragedy and revel in the comedy. This is a list of 'history' books that have made me laugh out loud."
"You have to import this one from the other side of the pond. The advantage of this book is that the basic history is accurate (although it helps to have a working knowledge of British history going in). The book provides a fast-paced overview of British history, and the witty asides and conspicuous anachronisms are a delight."
"Clarke's "1,000 Years of Annoying the French" covers the history of English/French relations since the Norman (not French) Conquest of 1066. The history is factually accurate, but the asides and anacrhonistic observations make the book a delightfully funny read. Reminiscent of O'Farrell's two "Utterly" books--see above."