The English: a social history, 1066-1945

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Grafton, 1987 - History - 785 pages
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A series of brilliantly organized vignettes make skillful use of diaries, letters, memoirs, newspapers, and the literature of every period to record the daily life of the English people from the Norman Conquest to the post-World War II period. 48 pages of photographs.

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User Review  - Warren L - Goodreads

It's terribly difficult for a single book to do justice to a subject as vast as English social history. Christopher Hibbert managed to very nearly pull it off with this wonderful effort. I have a few ... Read full review


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Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). His work The Destruction of Lord Raglan (1961) won a prize from the Royal Society of Literature. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

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