1066 And all that
It is always risky to say, "This is one of the funniest books ever written" because this immediately raises the risk of raising overly high expectations. The risk is all the greater when the book was first published in 1930. On the other hand, it is one of the funniest books ever written. Its authors describe it as A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates.
Their premise is simple. The tone of the book is set in the Compulsory Preface (This Means You), which begins, Histories have previously been written with the object of exalting their authors. The object of this history is to console the reader. No other history does this. History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember. .All other history defeats itself.