Story of Britain From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History

ISBN-10: 039332902X
ISBN-13: 9780393329025
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List price: $21.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.20" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 2.530

"A beautifully written story, a box of delights, a treasure trove: final proof of truth's superiority over fiction."Andrew Roberts Rebecca Fraser's dramatic portrayal of the larger-than-life characters who forged Britain's national institutions is an enjoyable introduction to British history and a useful chronology of the past. A highly readable account of the men and women who created turning points in history, it is packed with anecdotes about British scientists, explorers, soldiers, traders, writers, and artists. 154 illustrations.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Roman
Anglo-Saxon
Ethelbert of Kent to the Viking Invasions (597-865)
Alfred the Great to the Battle of Hastings (865-1066)
Norman and Angevin
William I (1066-1087)
William II (1087-1100)
Henry I (1100-1135)
Stephen of Blois (1135-1154)
Henry II (1154-1189)
Richard I (1189-1199)
John (1199-1216)
Plantagenet
Henry III (1216-1272)
Edward I (1272-1307)
Edward II (1307-1327)
Edward III (1327-1377)
Richard II (1377-1399)
Lancastrian and Yorkist
Henry IV (1399-1413)
Henry V (1413-1422)
Henry VI (1422-1461)
Edward IV (1461-1483)
Edward V (1483)
Richard III (1483-1485)
Tudor
Henry VII (1485-1509)
Henry VIII (1509-1547)
Edward VI (1547-1553)
Mary I (1553-1558)
Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
Stuart
James I (1603-1625)
Charles I (1625-1649)
Divine Right (1625-1642)
Civil War (1642-1649)
The Commonwealth and Protectorate (1649-1660)
Charles II (1660-1685)
James II (1685-1688)
William and Mary (1689-1702)
Anne (1702-1714)
Hanoverian
George I (1714-1727)
George II (1727-1760)
George III (1760-1820)
Patriot King (1760-1793)
The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815)
Radical Agitation (1815-1820)
George IV (1820-1830)
William IV (1830-1837)
Victoria (1837-1901)
Corn Laws and Irish Famine (1837-1854)
Palmerstonian Aggression (1854-1868)
Gladstone and Disraeli (1868-1886)
Imperialism and Socialism (1886-1901)
Saxe-Coburg
Edward VII (1901-1910)
Windsor
George V (1910-1936)
Last Years of Peace (1910-1914)
The First World War (1914-1918)
Peacemaking and the Rise of Fascism (1918-1936)
Edward VIII (1936)
George VI (1936-1952)
The Failure of Appeasement (1936-1939)
The Second World War (1939-1945)
Reform at Home, Communism Abroad (1945-1952)
Elizabeth II (1952-)
Wind of Change (1952-1964)
The Sick Man of Europe (1964-1979)
The Thatcher Legacy (1979-2002)
Further Reading
Genealogies
Prime Ministers
Index

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