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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This history of Britain opens in the year 77,000 BC. Events from 1901 onwards are more or less summarised. After all, there are many accounts of the two world wars and of the twentieth century in ... Read full review


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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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