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Uncle trope to TheAbridgedSeries, which parodies history in a similar fashion. The aim of TheAbridgedHistory is to entertain rather than educate, making plenty of {{Historical In Joke}}s and generally playing by the RuleOfFunny rather than sticking to boring facts. Genuine historical facts (the stranger the better) will be mixed in with debunked legends, anachronistic absurdities and HistoricalCharacterConfusion.

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Uncle trope to TheAbridgedSeries, which parodies history in a similar fashion. The aim of TheAbridgedHistory this trope is to entertain rather than educate, making plenty of {{Historical In Joke}}s and generally playing by the RuleOfFunny rather than sticking to boring facts. Genuine historical facts (the stranger the better) will be mixed in with debunked legends, anachronistic absurdities and HistoricalCharacterConfusion.



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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'': A cartoon series ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}} Histeria!]]''
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* ''Literature/ItAllStartedWithColumbus''

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* ''Literature/ItAllStartedWithColumbus''''Literature/ItAllStartedWithColumbus'' by Richard Armour is a deliberate American homage to ''1066 and All That'', written "for those who, having perused a volume of history in school, swore they would never read another."


Uncle trope to TheAbridgedSeries, which parodies history in a similar fashion. The aim of TheAbridgedHistory is to entertain rather than educate, making plenty of {{Historical In Joke}}s and generally playing by the RuleOfFunny rather than sticking to boring facts. Genuine historical facts (the stranger the better) will be mixed in with debunked legends and anachronistic absurdities.

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Uncle trope to TheAbridgedSeries, which parodies history in a similar fashion. The aim of TheAbridgedHistory is to entertain rather than educate, making plenty of {{Historical In Joke}}s and generally playing by the RuleOfFunny rather than sticking to boring facts. Genuine historical facts (the stranger the better) will be mixed in with debunked legends and legends, anachronistic absurdities.
absurdities and HistoricalCharacterConfusion.


* The ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' series by Larry Gonick. Although it does go quite a bit into actual history and facts and dates, the panels and commentary are drawn in a way that is meant to be both humorous and educational.

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* The ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' series by Larry Gonick. Although it does go quite a bit into actual history and facts and dates, the panels and commentary are drawn in a way that is meant to be both humorous and educational.


* ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged The Complete History of America (Abridged)]]'' and ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteMillenniumMusicalAbridged The Complete Millennium Musical (Abridged)]]'' both by TheReducedShakespeareCompany.

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* ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged The Complete History of America (Abridged)]]'' and ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteMillenniumMusicalAbridged The Complete Millennium Musical (Abridged)]]'' both by TheReducedShakespeareCompany.
The Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany.


-->--''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'', introduction

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-->--''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'', -->-- ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'', introduction



* Creator/MelBrooks: ''HistoryOfTheWorldPartI''
* The JackBlack movie ''YearOne'' is something like this, with biblical stories.

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* Creator/MelBrooks: ''HistoryOfTheWorldPartI''
''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI''
* The JackBlack Creator/JackBlack movie ''YearOne'' ''Film/YearOne'' is something like this, with biblical stories.


-->--''DaveBarry Slept Here'', introduction

Uncle trope to TheAbridgedSeries, which parodies history in a similar fashion. The aim of TheAbridgedHistory is to entertain rather than educate, making plenty of {{Historical In Joke}}s and generally playing by the RuleOfFunny rather than sticking to boring facts.

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-->--''DaveBarry Slept Here'', -->--''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'', introduction

Uncle trope to TheAbridgedSeries, which parodies history in a similar fashion. The aim of TheAbridgedHistory is to entertain rather than educate, making plenty of {{Historical In Joke}}s and generally playing by the RuleOfFunny rather than sticking to boring facts.
facts. Genuine historical facts (the stranger the better) will be mixed in with debunked legends and anachronistic absurdities.



* DaveBarry did something similar with his "Year in Review" annual feature. He collected some of these into another book which also started off with an abridged history in the same style as ''Dave Barry Slept Here'' book.

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* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry did something similar with his "Year in Review" annual feature. He collected some of these into another book which also started off with an abridged history in the same style as ''Dave Barry Slept Here'' book.


* The ''CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' (which covers the big bang to Columbus) and it's sequel, ''History of the Modern World'' (everything after 1492) series by Larry Gonick. Although it does go quite a bit into actual history and facts and dates, the panels and commentary are drawn in a way that is meant to be both humorous and educational.

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* The ''CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' (which covers the big bang to Columbus) and it's sequel, ''History of the Modern World'' (everything after 1492) ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' series by Larry Gonick. Although it does go quite a bit into actual history and facts and dates, the panels and commentary are drawn in a way that is meant to be both humorous and educational.

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* [[http://james-iry.blogspot.com/2009/05/brief-incomplete-and-mostly-wrong.html "A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages"]] from the blog One Div Zero.


* ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged The Complete History of America (Abridged)]]'' and ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteMillenniumMusicalAbridged The Complete Millennium Musical (Abridged)'' both by TheReducedShakespeareCompany.

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* ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged The Complete History of America (Abridged)]]'' and ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteMillenniumMusicalAbridged The Complete Millennium Musical (Abridged)'' (Abridged)]]'' both by TheReducedShakespeareCompany.


* ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged The Complete History of America (Abridged)]]''

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* ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged The Complete History of America (Abridged)]]''
(Abridged)]]'' and ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteMillenniumMusicalAbridged The Complete Millennium Musical (Abridged)'' both by TheReducedShakespeareCompany.


-->''"We have left out the dull parts. Take, for example, the Role of the Plow in the Settlement of Nebraska. "The hell with the Role of the Plow in the Settlement of Nebraska"--that is our motto. This philosophy left us with plenty of extra room, which enabled us to provide you, the reader, with large, restful expanses of white space, as well as numerous riveting 'behind-the-scenes' historical anecdotes that you will not find in a normal history book because we made them up."''

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-->''"We ->''We have left out the dull parts. Take, for example, the Role of the Plow in the Settlement of Nebraska. "The hell with the Role of the Plow in the Settlement of Nebraska"--that is our motto. This philosophy left us with plenty of extra room, which enabled us to provide you, the reader, with large, restful expanses of white space, as well as numerous riveting 'behind-the-scenes' historical anecdotes that you will not find in a normal history book because we made them up."''''


* Creator/MelBrooks: ''Film/TheHistoryOfTheWorldPartOne''

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* Creator/MelBrooks: ''Film/TheHistoryOfTheWorldPartOne''''HistoryOfTheWorldPartI''


* Creator/MelBrooks: ''The History of the World, Part One''
* The JackBlack movie YearOne is something like this, with biblical stories.

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* Creator/MelBrooks: ''The History of the World, Part One''
''Film/TheHistoryOfTheWorldPartOne''
* The JackBlack movie YearOne ''YearOne'' is something like this, with biblical stories.



* Two modern history sequels to ''1066'' by different authors: ''1984 And All That'' and ''1966 And All That''.
* ''It All Started With Columbus''
* ''DaveBarry Slept Here''
* DaveBarry did something similar with his "Year in Review" annual feature. He collected some of these into another book which also started off with an abridged history in the same style has his "Slept Here" book.
* ''The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody'' by Will Cuppy

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* Two modern history sequels to ''1066'' by different authors: ''1984 ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFourAndAllThat 1984 And All That'' That]]'' and ''1966 ''[[NineteenSixtySixAndAllThat 1966 And All That''.
That]]''.
* ''It All Started With Columbus''
''Literature/ItAllStartedWithColumbus''
* ''DaveBarry Slept Here''
''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere''
* DaveBarry did something similar with his "Year in Review" annual feature. He collected some of these into another book which also started off with an abridged history in the same style has his "Slept Here" as ''Dave Barry Slept Here'' book.
* ''The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody'' ''Literature/TheDeclineAndFallOfPracticallyEverybody'' by Will Cuppy



* The ''Horrible Histories'' series.
* The Daily Show's ''America: The Book''
* ''Scotland: A Very Peculiar History - Volume 1: With No Added Haggis'' and ''Volume 2: With No Added Bagpipes''.

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* The ''Horrible Histories'' ''Literature/HorribleHistories'' series.
* The Daily Show's ''America: ''[[Literature/AmericaTheBook America: The Book''
Book]]''
* ''Scotland: ''[[Literature/ScotlandAVeryPeculiarHistory Scotland: A Very Peculiar History History]] - Volume 1: With No Added Haggis'' and ''Volume 2: With No Added Bagpipes''.



* ''The Complete History of America (Abridged)''

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* ''The ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged The Complete History of America (Abridged)''
(Abridged)]]''


* ''[[Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat 1066 and All That]]: a Memorable History of England, Comprising All the Parts You Can Remember, Including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates'' (OlderThanTelevision)
** Two modern history sequels to ''1066'' by different authors: ''1984 And All That'' and ''1966 And All That''.

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* OlderThanTelevision: ''[[Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat 1066 and All That]]: a Memorable History of England, Comprising All the Parts You Can Remember, Including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates'' (OlderThanTelevision)
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(1930)
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Two modern history sequels to ''1066'' by different authors: ''1984 And All That'' and ''1966 And All That''.



** He did something similar with his "Year in Review" annual feature. He collected some of these into another book which also started off with an abridged history in the same style has his "Slept Here" book.

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** He * DaveBarry did something similar with his "Year in Review" annual feature. He collected some of these into another book which also started off with an abridged history in the same style has his "Slept Here" book.



* The CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse (which covers the big bang to Columbus) and it's sequel, History of the Modern World (everything after 1492) series by Larry Gonick. Although it does go quite a bit into actual history and facts and dates, the panels and commentary are drawn in a way that is meant to be both humorous and educational.

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* The CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse ''CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' (which covers the big bang to Columbus) and it's sequel, History ''History of the Modern World World'' (everything after 1492) series by Larry Gonick. Although it does go quite a bit into actual history and facts and dates, the panels and commentary are drawn in a way that is meant to be both humorous and educational.


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