Comic History of England

Bill Nye (1850 - 1896)

Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye (1850 – 1896) was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist. Jim “jimmowatt” Mowatt is a distinguished LibriVox volunteer, widely known for his continued devotion both to regularly producing the LibriVox Community Podcast and to regularly creating more and more history audiobooks for the public domain, renowned for his humor and his historically kind demeanor, lately recognized as holding a diploma as well as a mic. In light of that new holding, in celebration of graduation, this bit of history has been recorded with Jim in mind, owing to all that we owe him, glowing with glee that we know him, it’s what we’ve done just to show him that he’s a jolly good fellow. (Summary by Anita and Alan)

Genre(s): History, Humor

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Ezwa
Play 01 Invasion of Caesar: The Discovery of Tin and Subsequent Enlightenment of Britain Kirsten Ferreri
Play 02 The Various Roman Yokes: Their Growth, Degeneration, and Final Elimination Laurie Anne Walden
Play 03 The Advent of the Angles: Causes Which Led to the Rehabilitation of Britain on New Lines Catharine Eastman
Play 04 The Influx of the Danes: Facts Showing Conclusively Their Influence on the Britain of Today Kristin LeMoine
Play 05 The Troublous Middle Ages: Demonstrating a Short Reign for Those Who Travel at a Royal Gait Betsie Bush
Play 06 The Danish Oligarchy: Disaffections Attending Chronic Usurpation Proclivities Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Play 07 Other Disagreeable Claimants: Foreign Foibles Introduced, Only to be Expunged with Characteristic Pugnacity Gesine
Play 08 The Norman Conquest: Complex Commingling of Facetious Accord and Implaccable Discord Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Play 09 The Feudal System: Successful Inauguration of Homogeneal Methods for Restricting Incompatable Demagogues Karen Savage
Play 10 The Age of Chivalry: Light Dissertation on the Knights-Errant, Maids, Fools, Prelates, and Other Notorious Characters of that Period Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Play 11 Conquest of Ireland: Uncomfortable Effects Following the Cultivation of an Acquisitorial Propensity Sean McGaughey
Play 12 Magna Charta Introduced: Slight Difficulties Encountered in Overcoming an Unpopular and Unreasonable Prejudice Hugh McGuire
Play 13 Further Disagreements Recorded: Illustrating the Amiability of the Jew and the Perversity of the Scot Rainer
Play 14 Irritability of the French: Interminable Dissension, Assisted by the Plague, Continues Reducing the Population Esther
Play 15 More Sanguinary Triumphs: Onward March of Civilization Graphically Delineated with the Historian's Usual Completeness David Barnes
Peter Yearsley
Play 16 Unpleasant Caprices of Royalty: Introduction of Printing as a Subsidiary Aid in the Progress of Emancipation Cori Samuel
Lizzie Driver
Play 17 Biography of Richard III: Being an Allegorical Panegyric of the Incontrovertible Machinations of an Egotistical Usurper Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Play 18 Disorder Still the Popular Fad: General Admixture of Pretenders, Religion, Politics, and Disgruntled Monarchs Gesine