The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

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Oxford University Press, 1984 - History - 646 pages
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This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day.
Edited by esteemed historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this informative volume illuminates the political, social, economic, and cultural developments of the British Isles. Ten leading historians--including Peter Salway, John Morrill, and Morgan himself--provide a penetrating and dramatic narrative, offering the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in authoritative form, complementing their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of continuous turmoil and change in every period of Britain's history. By exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive book brings the modern reader face to face with the past and thus the foundations of modern British society.
 

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Contents

THE ANGLOSAXON PERIOD 4401066
52
THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES 10661290
104
THE LATER MIDDLE AGES 12901485
166
THETUDORAGE 14851603
223
THE STUARTS 16031688
286
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 16881789
352
REVOLUTION AND THE RULE OF LAW 17891851
419
THE LIBERAL AGE 18511914
463
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 19141991
523
Further Reading
593
Chronology
607
Genealogies of Royal Lines
621
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Professor Kenneth O. Morgan, FBA, was Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, 1966-89; Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1989-95; and Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, 1993-5. He is now Research Professor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Honorary Fellow of The Queen's College. He is the author of many major works on British history, including Consensus and Disunity: the Lloyd George Coalition Government, 1918-22; Rebirth of a Nation: Wales, 1880-1980; Labour in Power 1945-51; Labour People: Leaders and Lieutenants, Hardie to Kinnock; and The People's Peace: British History, 1945-1990 (all published by OUP in paperback).

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