British History For Dummies (Google eBook)

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Se?n Lang
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 8, 2011 - History - 492 pages
12 Reviews
History is always a popular subject and British history has created some of the most lively and fascinating stories there are! Britain as we know it today has been shaped by centuries of political turmoil between state and church, as well as international conflicts, making its history a fascinating insight into how modern Britain has emerged.

For this special, hardback edition of British History For Dummies, we’ve added over 100 black and white and colour photos for an even more explosive experience of British history.

British History For Dummies Illustrated Edition:

  • British history is still a major topic of interest, emphasised by the continual TV coverage and documentaries
  • Inside you’ll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire-building and forbidden love- not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips!
  • Includes fascinating information in the fun For Dummies style- from the Stone Age right through to modern day Britain and everything in between!
  • Provides the ultimate British history experience and the hardback format with over 100 illustrations make it the perfect gift for amateur historians
  

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Review: British History for Dummies

User Review  - Mel Russell - Goodreads

I know this is one of the For Dummies books, but it was so dumbed down and patronising that I didn't feel as though I learned anything. Far more so than other books in the series I have read ... Read full review

Review: British History for Dummies

User Review  - Cheryl in CC NV - Goodreads

Aimed at someone with some understanding already, actually. The author admits so in his intro. I have none. I need to get the junior version of this! However, so long as I had it checked out from the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The British Are Coming
9
Sticks and Stone Age Stuff
23
Woad Rage and Chariots The Iron Age in Britain
37
Everyone Else Is Coming The Invaders
53
Saxon Drugs and Rock n Roll
71
Have Axe Will Travel The Vikings
89
1066 and All That Followed
107
Children of the Revolutions
291
A British Revolution?
305
Putting on My Top Hat The Victorians
313
The Sun Never Sets But It Dont Shine Either
331
Dont Look Down The Twentieth Century
349
The Great War The End of Innocence and Everything Else?
351
Radio Times
365
TV Times
385

Whos in Charge Around Here?
125
A Right Royal Time The Medieval Realms of Britain
145
Plague Pox Poll Tax and Ploughing and Then You Die
165
Rights or Royals? The Tudors and Stuarts
181
A Burning Issue The Reformation
203
Crown or Commons?
221
Old Problems New Ideas
239
On the Up The Eighteenth and Nineteenth
253
Survival of the Richest The Industrial Revolution
277
Interesting Times
401
The Part of Tens
421
Ten Top Turning Points
423
Ten Major Documents
427
Ten Things the British Have Given the World Whether the World Wanted Them or Not
433
Ten Great British Places to Visit
439
Ten Britons Who Should Be Better Known
445
Index
451
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About the author (2011)

Dr Seán Lang studied history at Oxford and has been teaching it to school, college, and university students for the past twenty years. He is Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University. Seán has written textbooks on nineteenth and twentieth century history, and is co-editor of Twentieth Century history, and is co-editor of Twentieth Century History Review. He has advised both Government and Opposition on history teaching in schools and has written on history teaching for the Council of Europe. Seán is Honorary Secretary of the Historical Association and often appears on radio and television talking about historical topics - often because of this book.

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