The Oxford illustrated history of Britain
This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day.
Edited by esteemed historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this informative volume illuminates the political, social, economic, and cultural developments of the British Isles. Ten leading historians including Peter Salway, John Morrill, and Morgan himself provide a penetrating and dramatic narrative, offering the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in authoritative form, complementing their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of continuous turmoil and change in every period of Britains history. By exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive book brings the modern reader face to face with the past and thus the foundations of modern British society.
The new edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and examining the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.
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Review: The Oxford Illustrated History of BritainUser Review - Rebecca Bugge - Goodreads
A lot of knowledge - not always arranged in the clearest fashion (and more importantly, differently arranged between chapters so you never really get the hang of it). Nice pictures. But I did really like the Anglo-Saxon chapter (and I'm not even that into Anglo-Saxons!). Read full review
Review: The Oxford Illustrated History of BritainUser Review - Ruth - Goodreads
c1984. Surprisingly readable with some handy family trees and dates. Lovely illustrations. Great as a reference book to understand why things happened as opposed to when they happened. Read full review
A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World?, 3000 BC-AD 1603
No preview available - 2009
THE ANGLOSAXON PERIOD c 4401066
THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES 10661290
THE LATER MIDDLE AGES 12901485
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