Short History of England The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation

ISBN-10: 1610392310
ISBN-13: 9781610392310
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Authors: Simon Jenkins
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Description: The heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters of English history are instantly familiar—from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the two World Wars. But to understand their full significance we need to know the whole story.A Short  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 3/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

The heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters of English history are instantly familiar—from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the two World Wars. But to understand their full significance we need to know the whole story.A Short History of Englandsheds new light on all the key individuals and events in English history by bringing them together in an enlightening account of the country’s birth, rise to global prominence, and then partial eclipse. Written with flair and authority byGuardiancolumnist andLondon Timesformer editor Simon Jenkins, this is the definitive narrative of how today’s England came to be. Concise but comprehensive, with more than a hundred color illustrations, this beautiful single-volume history will be the standard work for years to come.

Introduction
Saxon Dawn 410-600
The Birth of England 600-800
The Danes 800-1066
William the Conqueror 1066-1087
The Conqueror's Children 1087-1154
Henry and Becket 1154-1189
Magna Carta 1189-1216
Henry III and Simon de Montfort 1216-1272
Hammering the Celts 1272-1330
The Hundred Years War 1330-1377
The Peasants Revolt to the Loss of France 1377-1453
The Wars of the Roses 1453-1483
Bosworth and Henry Tudor 1483-1509
Henry VIII 1509-1547
Reformation, Counter Reformation 1547-1558
Good Queen Bess 1558-1603
Early Stuarts 1603-1642
Civil War 1642-1660
Restoration 1660-1688
Glorious Revolution 1688-1714
Walpole and Pitt the Elder 1714-1774
From Boston to Waterloo 1774-1815
The Road to Reform 1815-1832
Victorian Dawn 1832-1868
Gladstone and Disraeli 1868-1901
The Edwardians 1901-1914
The First World War 1914-1918
The Locust Years 1918-1939
The Second World War 1939-1945
The Welfare State 1945-1979
Thatcherism 1979-1990
Thatcher's Children 199O-2011
Epilogue
One Hundred Key Dates
Kings and Queens of England From 1066
Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom
Author's Note
List of Illustrations
Index

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