A History of Britain: At the edge of the world? 3000 BC-AD 1603, Volume 1

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Bodley Head, 2009 - Great Britain - 352 pages
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History clings tight but it also kicks loose, writes Simon Schama at the outset of this, the first book in his three-volume journey into Britain s past. Disruption as much as persistence is its proper subject. So although the great theme of British his

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

“A Selected History of England from 55 BC–AD 1603” would’ve been a more accurate subtitle for this work. The first 3,000 years or so are quickly glanced over and we really commence with the Roman ... Read full review

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User Review  - JaneSteen - LibraryThing

Where I got the book: audiobook on Audible. Having listened to the first two books in Bernard Cornwell’s Anglo-Saxon series, I was all fired up to revisit some early British history. I’m a bit ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492).

His art columns for the New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor. He has written and presented forty films for BBC2 on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics and John Donne.

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