This Sceptred Isle, Volume 1

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BBC Books, 1997 - History - 616 pages
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This history of Britain begins with the Roman invasion in 55 BC and ends with Queen Victoria's death in 1901. Written to accompany the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, the work brings to life the events and personalities that have shaped our nation. It tells of wars, bloodshed, murder and revenge, and of the tremendous social changes which the people of these islands have witnessed over the centuries. Weaving his text with accounts from contemporary chronicles and diaries, and extracts from Winston Churchill's ""A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"", Christopher Lee describes the evolution of Britain's great institutions, the powers of its kings and queens, and charts its political and economic development.

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Review: This Sceptred Isle: 55 BC - 1901: The Roman Invasion to the Death of Queen Victoria (This Sceptred Isle)

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

This book is an excellent introduction to British history or to plus those gaps. I was reading it as required reading for my PGCE history which begins in September. I felt myself becoming annoyed with ... Read full review

Review: This Sceptred Isle: 55 BC - 1901: The Roman Invasion to the Death of Queen Victoria (This Sceptred Isle)

User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

Pretty comprehensive. Personally I wasn't that keen on his style, but then it was a radio series and may well sound better than read. It assumes little knowledge, but for that reason is at times ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE 55 bcad 448
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CHAPTER TWO 449884
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Angles Saxons and Jutes raid Britain c 475 Aelle the Saxon becomes first
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About the author (1997)

Lee wsa the first Quatercentenary Research Fellow in Contemporary History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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