A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation

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PublicAffairs, Nov 22, 2011 - History - 384 pages
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Presents an overview of the history of England from the Saxons to today and provides lists of kings and queens with the date of they ruled, prime ministers, and one hundred key dates in the nation's history.
 

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User Review  - LARA335 - LibraryThing

Easy to read overview of England’s history. A small gripe that this is a very traditional retelling, down to Alfred burning the cakes. And it focuses almost exclusively on sovereigns and, more recently, government leaders. I would have preferred more social history thrown in. Read full review

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User Review  - OscarWilde87 - LibraryThing

The title of this book basically gives away everything that it is, namely A Short History of England. On a little more than 300 pages author Simon Jenkins provides a rough overview over England's ... Read full review

Contents

57
7
800
20
1066
29
1087
40
165
48
Children
49
1154 1189
57
1189 1216
65
Counter Reformation
143
1603
151
223
165
1688
188
the Elder
210
Waterloo
223
1832 1868
243
1914
267

Simon de Montfort
72
Years
91
to the Loss of France
100
1483
113
Henry Tudor
121
1939
283
1979
309
1990
325
key dates
360
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Simon Jenkins is the author of the international bestsellers England’s Thousand Best Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is chairman of the National Trust.

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