A Short History Of England

Author: Simon Jenkins
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847657567
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From the invaders of the dark ages to the aftermath of the coalition, one of Britain's most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in a book that characteristically is as stylish as it is authoritative. A Short History of England sheds light on all the key individuals and events, bringing them together in an enlightening and engaging account of the country's birth, rise to global prominence and then partial eclipse.There have been long synoptic histories of England but until now there has been no standard short work covering all significant events, themes and individuals. Now updated to take in the rapid progress of recent events and beautifully illustrated, this magisterial history will be the standard work for years to come.

A Short History Of England

Author: R. J. A. White
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521094399
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Interpretative survey that traces the development of English society from the Roman occupation to 1900 A.D.

A Short History Of Parliament

Author: Clyve Jones
Editor: Boydell Press
ISBN: 184383717X
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A comprehensive history of parliament in the British Isles from the earliest times, covering all aspects of parliament as an institution.

A Short History Of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775451666
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England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat as the drama unfolds, told with inimitable elegance, insight, and wit by world-renowned British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton.

A Short History Of London

Author: Simon Jenkins
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241985366
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LONDON: a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by the Danes and ruled by the Normans. This unremarkable place - not even included in the Domesday Book - became a medieval maze of alleys and courtyards, later to be chequered with grand estates of Georgian splendour. It swelled with industry and became the centre of the largest empire in history. And rising from the rubble of the Blitz, it is now one of the greatest cities in the world. From the prehistoric occupants of the Thames valley to the preoccupied commuters of today, Simon Jenkins brings together the key events, individuals and trends in London's history to create a matchless portrait of the capital. Based in part on his own witness of the events that shaped the post-war city, and with his trademark colour and authority, he shows above all how London has taken shape over more than two thousand years. This is narrative history at its finest, from the most ardent protector of our heritage. 'A handsome book ... full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought' Michael Wood, New Statesman on A Short History of England 'Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book for Christmas...I can imagine no better companion on a voyage across England' Max Hastings, Daily Telegraph on England's Thousand Best Houses

A Short History Of England

Author: Simon Jenkins
Editor:
ISBN: 9781471271632
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From the Battle of Catterick (AD 598) to the premiership of Tony Blair, one of Britain's bestselling authors, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in our history in a book that is as characteristically stylish as it is authoritative.

A Short History Of England

Author: Simon Jenkins
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 161039142X
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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.

Short History Of England

Author: Charles McLean Andrews
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ISBN:
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A Short History Of England

Author: Cyril Ransome
Editor: London : Longmans, Green,$1897.
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A Short History Of England And The British Empire Classic Reprint

Author: Laurence Marcellus Larson
Editor: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781528233811
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Excerpt from A Short History of England, and the British Empire A narrative that takes into account. The expansion of England into Greater Britain necessarily carries the author far afield. To compress the story into a small manual like the present means that the topics to be discussed must be carefully chosen and a mass of interesting and even important materials must be excluded. The type of text-book that attempts to tell the story of national development with a fulness of detail is the despair of the teacher of history: the facts come in such throngs that very few of them are able to make any lastingimpression. The author has striven to avoid this by including such facts only as have seriously affected the course of English history or have definitely contributed to the building of the British Empire. It'is, of course, true that the demands of the narrative have frequently interfered with the con sistent application of this rule, but in the main it has been followed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.