The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
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.
THE ANGLOSAXON PERIOD 4401066
THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES 10661290
THE LATER MIDDLE AGES 12901485
THE STUARTS 16031688
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 16881789
REVOLUTION AND THE RULE OF LAW 17891851
Anglican Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of Canterbury areas aristocracy army battle became bishops Britain British campaign Catholic cent centre Charles Christian Church civil conquest court Crown Danelaw death defeat Domesday Book duke earl early East East Anglia economic Edward election Elizabeth emperor empire England English force France French Gascony Gaul gentry George Henry VIII houses imperial important increasingly industrial Ireland Irish James John king king's kingdom Labour Labour Party land late later less Liberal London Lord magnates major Mercia military Normandy Northumbria Offa Parliament party patronage peace period political popular population Prime Minister Prince Protestant radical rebellion reform reign religious Richard Roman Roman Britain royal rule Saxon Scotland Scots Scottish seemed settlement social society South success survived thegns Tories towns trade trade unions traditional Tudor union urban Wales Welsh Wessex Whig William